Gold medal 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
9 pts (out of 10) Alder Yarrow
93 pts Terroirist
Bright ruby red. Warm and expressive bouquet of baked plum, chocolate covered raspberry, dried figs and cherry cola—like walking past a ripe blackberry bramble on a hot day. Minimal oak yields layers of fruit and savory undertones of cured meat, paprika, pepper and lavender. Palate is remarkably smooth with bright acidity and pleasantly strong tannins. A thoroughly enjoyable wine that is even better alongside your favorite steak.
112 cases produced
French and Hungarian Oak.
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest September 3rd, 2014 || Brix 24.8 || pH 3.72 || TA 6.12 g/L || 14.2 % alc.