International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(a moderate 13.6% alcohol): Deep red. High-pitched, fragrant aromas of cherry pit, black raspberry and smoky minerals, with a floral quality that gains strength with air. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering lively red and dark berry flavors underscored by spice and rose pastille. Finishes with gentle grip and noteworthy energy, with the cherry note repeating. Made from a blend of 60% Balo and 40% Monument Tree vineyards.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 20 bottles owned
- 6 collectors