(From 2009 Vintage) This wine opens with inviting notes of sarsaparilla, black currants, licorice root, and fragrant Ceylon cinnamon. The palate is a succulent and compelling combination of tart black cherries, Tay berries and my mom's gingersnap cookies, along with a saline, savory quality that lends it both depth and complexity. As is the custom with this vineyard, the wine is succulent and satisfying and builds to a gratifying finish where it lingers and lasts with intertwined flavors of berry and spice. With proper cellaring this wine may improve over the next 6-10 years.
Our Red Hills Estate is a 26 acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA. This gentle south facing slope reaches in elevation from 400 to 600 feet and is composed of Basaltic ‘Jory’ soils. Vines here range from 20 year old self-rooted Pommard planted to 800 vines per acre to Dijon clones planted to 4800 vines per acre. Farming is meticulous utilizing sustainable practices and produces one of our finest vineyard designated wines.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012