Russian River Valley
Bing cherry topped with cola and cedar cigar box notes frame the aromas, followed by a silky entry with toasty vanilla, dried cherries and pomegranate.
At a Glance
taste + style
“The wines are flavorful, complex and aromatic with wonderful balance. Bing cherry topped with cola and cedar cigar box notes frame the aromas, followed by the flavors of toasty vanilla, dried cherries and pomegranate. Full and almost plush, the wine has lingering tannins and a long, delightful finish. With a touch of personality from each of the vineyards, it’s a very special wine indeed.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
The artful blend Clones 114,115, Pommard, Martini, 2A, 66 and 777 in our Green Valley vineyards feature three barrels from Lakeview, one barrel from Sundawg Ridge and seven barrels featuring six different clones from the Mardikian vineyard in the area known as Sebastopol Hills. “Early and Excellent” were the watchwords for this nearly perfect growing season. A moderately warm spring without frost complications evolved through the summer season absent of any heat spikes, the grapes were harvested before the fall rains. The resulting wines are flavorful, complex and aromatic with wonderful balance.
Food + Wine Pairing
This wine is anything but delicate and has flavors to complement many cuisines;. mushroom or beet risotto, CK lamb or Sonoma duck breast, roast tenderloin or salmon and pork loins sauced with fruits. On the cheese board, I would recommend Brie, Camembert, Gruyere, Goat and Sheep cheeses. –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.