2014 TURBINE RED, SONOMA VALLEY
The grapes used for this Rhône-style blend are sourced from Landa Vineyard, located in the low eastern foothills of the Mayacamas, tucked away just one mile from the town square in Sonoma. This site experiences warm days, and is protected from winds. This, combined with the cool valley nights, makes the vineyard ideal for slow, even ripening. Syrah tends to thrive given warm days, poor soils and sun and is usually the first harvested. Grenache is notable for its high acidity at harvest adding brightness to the blend. Mourvèdre is known for its very thick skins which protect this late-ripener until harvest.
Our Red Rhône-style blend contains 41% Syrah, 36% Grenache and 23% Mourvèdre and is named for the iconic image of our wind turbine on the label. Deep aromas of black plum, cardamom, cured meats and Herbs de Provence emanate from the glass. The layers unravel on the palate— blackberry, wild cherry, fresh tobacco leaf and white pepper—wrapped up in nice acid, integrated tannins and a long finish.
Varietal: 41% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Method/Aging: Hand harvested and sorted, then de-stemmed. Fermented and aged separately by varietal. Aged 20 months in 100% French oak (some puncheons used to maintain freshness and vitality). 20% new oak regime.
Cases Produced: 644
Wine Enthusiast – “Light and bright, this combines 41% Syrah, 36% Grenache and 23% Mourvèdre, each sourced from the Landa Vineyard near the town of Sonoma. Menthol and cherry notes arise first on the nose and palate, riding a wave of lifted acidity, with a meaty undertone and lavender and tobacco accents.” (91 Pts)
Wine Spectator – “Focused and well-built, with elegantly layered raspberry, smoky pepper and grilled herb flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre” (90 Pts)