The wine is aromatic with poached pears, baked apples, white flowers, and honeysuckle. Apple pastry, dried apricot, and pear tart grace the palate. Medium-bodied, it’s silky, bright, and uplifted in the mouth with loads of mineral character.
Lavish aromatics of black plum and raspberry mingle with touches of molasses and barrel toast. The palate unleashes a symphony of flavors and textures. Black cherry and black berry with pomegranate overtones showcase a great purity of fruit. Structured and gripping tannins take hold on the tremendously long finish.
We’ve made Blend 23 over the last 17 years. Each year, the goal has been to create an intriguing white blend that pairs with a glass as well as food. Though the percentages vary from vintage to vintage, Blend 23 always offers the refreshing crispness of Sauvignon Blanc, the layered richness of Chardonnay, and the inviting viscosity of Viognier.
2021 Manzana Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Manzana Vineyard is part of the famed Dutton Ranch, located in Green Valley, an area with a long history of agriculture. The name “Manzana” pays tribute to the long and successful history of apple farming throughout this part of Sonoma County. This is one of the coolest climate pockets of the Russian River Valley. These vines are anchored in Goldridge Soil, a fine sandy loam, arguably the best soil for Pinot Noir.
2021 Blend 24
Blend 24 finds its inspiration from the “Super-Tuscan” wines of Italy, where non-traditional grapes are blended together to produce new expressions of classic terroir. In our case, we blend Sangiovese, a rare grape in our parts, with the Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, Cabernet Franc is added for its herbaceous qualities, while a touch of Petite Sirah contributes color and depth.
2021 Blend 26
The 2021 Blend 26 is a blend of four Bordeaux-style varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. Hours upon hours of assemblage take place prior to determining the composition of this special wine. Carefully integrated, this is a bold and sumptuous“left bank” Bordeaux-style red blend.
The Ehrlich Vineyard is located a couple miles west of the winery, just off of Money Road in the heart of the Oakville AVA; Ehrlich Vineyard is owned and operated by Clifford and Patricia Ehrlich, and farmed by Garvey Vineyard Management. We work very closely with the Ehrlich and Garvey Families, striving to produce the best wine this vineyard has to offer.
Missouri Vineyard has become synonymous with world-class wine. This historic heritage vineyard is found in Oakville and is owned by Andy Beckstoffer who has carved his reputation upon his appreciation for meticulous farming and movement toward sustainability. Oakville has a long-standing reputation for producing cellar-worthy wines of incredible character.