The Wine Enthusiast just selected our Rhone blend – the 2017 Volcano Ridge Cuvée – as an Editor’s Choice and awarded the wine 92 Points. Lake County’s dramatic volcanic topography is one contributing factor to its uniqueness as a wine growing region. Mount Konocti, a dormant start volcano, rises above Clear Lake and dominates the landscape at 4,304 feet.
This wine is a blend of mostly Rhone varietals, with an effort to dance somewhere between the Old World and the New. The final blend includes: Syrah (71%), Mourvèdre (23%), Grenache (4%), and is finished with a splash of Durif/Petite Sirah (2%) to add structure and firmness to the wine.
The winemaking focused on highlighting the blackberry and ripe fig flavors, while still preserving the floral component, which is accented by a hint of cocoa and toasted wood.
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