It has a dark ruby color and an enticing nose of cassis, black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry with slight hint of pomegranates, fire cracked pepper. It has a long finish with smooth, well-integrated tannins.
Peaches and honey waltz into a light, but satisfying mid palate that reflects the cool fermentation in Stainless Steel. This wine never touches oak.
Black fruit on the intro with a pinch of white pepper, this wine has all the clout it needs to go the distance in your cellar. And Petite Sirah, notorious for its age worthiness, will reward your patience. For those of you who enjoy young wines, there is plenty of fruit and grace for you to begin your relationship with this wine. Purchase a few and track this wines development over time.
Are you in Love? This wines intro displays fresh blackberry, tea, and plum. Mid-palate is weighty and delicious. The finish takes its time leaving and will linger if allowed to. If you're patient, the Love will develop over time. Aging in 40% new oak.
A Starr (Road) is born. With over 15 years in the ground and cool, Russian River influenced growing conditions, these grapes were poised to be perfect. With a dark, fruit-forward intro, this wine strolls into a pronounced mid-palate of rhubarb and dark plum. Plenty of weight on the palate, the tannin structure is only overshadowed by the wines quaff-ability. Aging in 33% new French oak.
New Year, new clone. Welcome clone 23/Mariafeld from the Foppoili Home Ranch on Slusser Road, we've been eagerly waiting to make wine from this selection. Blueberry with depth introduces this classically structured wine. With a broad middle and a barrel influenced finish, this wine should develop nicely over the next few years. Aging in 25% new French oak.
This wine projects East Side Hills the minute you open the bottle. White pepper and dark fruits frame this wine like a captured image. A bit of smoke and a bit of truffle hides on the finish of this wine. Give it a little time and it opens up to display its strength and its pedigree. A Legendary wine from a legendary growing area. Aged for 28 months in 40% new French and USA oak barrels.
Triple clone attack.. Once again, these three clonal selections (115, 667, 828) represent the vineyard better when blended than when they stand alone. A dynamic entry of Santa Rosa plum and sarsaparilla lead the way, subtle brown spices meld into a medium weighted body. Red fruit and toast complete the finish. Aging in 40% new French oak.
High expectations. We consider ourselves lucky to have access to this fruit as it represents RRV with dignity and tradition. Red fruit and spice, this wine progresses into the mid-palate with confidence. A light to medium body, the wines fruity mid-palate and bright acid profile shines bright. Aging in 25% new French oak.
Becoming familiar. We are pleased to offer another vintage of Anderson Valle Pinot Noir from the Akins property. Grown on the South facing slope of the Deep End of the Anderson Valley, this wine displays its cool climate roots. With red fruit and candy on the front end, it's a balanced wine from the entry to the finish. Aging in 33% new French oak and with a cool-climate tannin structure, this wine is why we love Anderson Valley.
Lay it down. Our winemaker selected the best barrels from the vintage to create the best blend of Pinot Noirs that we can offer. Cranberry and red fruit, this wine's nose alone elevates our Pinot Noir efforts to a new level. Then, once you taste the wine, you realize that this is indeed something special. Rich mid-palate with a bit of oak influence that is represented throughout the entire profile of the wine. The wine's structure is this wine's clout. Some will benefit from aging, other will benefit from consuming. Aged in 50% new French oak.
Traditional, complex nose of apricot, peach, pear, citrus blossom and wild flowers. The mouth feel is harmoniously balanced between the richness of the 'stone fruits' on the palate and lively acidity.
Hand made and exclusive. Grown in West Sonoma County, every action of the winemaking process is done by hand. A very limited wine with a very special spot in the line-up. Much like 2015, this wine is graceful, elegant, and showcases its cool climate origins. Bright and balanced.
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From the hills above Dry Creek Valley grows some of the best fruit around. In descending order from highest percentage are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The bright bing cherry on the intro shows distinct Dry Creek Valley characteristics that trot over into the lush mid-palate with significant age worthiness and weight. This wine was aged for 29 months in 40% new French oak barrels.
Family style. From the hands of the hard working comes a very special Pinot Noir. Blackberry and hay introduction shows that this comes from an actual farm. With this West of Petaluma quality comes complexity and intrigue. Complex and fruity mid-palate leaves a touch of nutmeg on the finish while the barrel flavors support the age-ability of this wine. Aged in 20% new French oak.
Classic bramble of plum on front end. This wine showcases the vines age with structure and depth on mid palate leading into ripe tannins and a structure that will reward those who are patient.
Classically structured Cabernet Franc with a confident nod towards the hills of Dry Creek Valley. Ripe cherry and a dusting of nutmeg introduce the wine while the mid-palate steals the show with fresh fruit, oak, and enough structure to alleviate those 'will it age well?' worries. Pairs well with anticipation and griled anything.
A flashy introduction into dark fruit and a touch of oak. Medium bodied mid palate waltzes into a dynamic cuvee of flavors including black fruit, brown spice, toast and tea. Will show very well for 5-7 years.
Limited Production - Complex aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, pear and peach. The mouth feel is rich, viscous with a crisp, yet longing finish with nuances of honey and stone fruit.
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