47 World-Renowned Wines
Appearance: Deep Red, Crimson Highlights
Aroma & Flavor: Ripe Raspberry, Cherry, Briary Tones, Hints of Spice
Barrel Type: French oak
The grapes for this wine were sourced from several Dry Creek and Alexander Valley vineyards in Sonoma County where generally warmer temperatures prevail. The Saini Family, fourth generation grape growers, maintain intensive viticulture standards including canopy management for proper sun exposure, careful leaf removal and irrigation management to ensure vines achieve even and complete berry ripening to valley floor where uniformity and consistency come more naturally. Hand harvested over a period of several weeks, the grapes for this wine were brought to the winery block by block, with the small lots maintained separately throughout the winemaking process. Grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and immediately placed in small, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Once dry, the wine lots were placed in French oak barrels- a mixture of 30% new and 70% seasoned. The wine aged for twelve months in barrel, with twice yearly rackings. The final blend was assembled through a series of successive tastings and bottled.
This wine displays beautiful aromas of raspberry and cherry on the nose followed by flavors of ripe, bright fruit along with briary tones and a hint of spice. The classic Dry Creek and Alexander Valley characteristics are concentrated, yet well balanced. The wine pairs perfectly with hearty meat and pasta dishes. A one-of-a-kind wine that over delivers in the bottle.
Pairs Well With
- Spicy barbecuedpulled-pork