2013 Russian River Valley "Two Acres" Red Wine

72%
 
Mourvèdre
9%   Carignane
8%   Petite Sirah
4%   Peloursin
4%   Syrah
3%   Alicante Bouschet

pH: 3.67
T.A.: 0.54 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.0%
Cases Produced: 307

Quite honestly, Two Acres has been on an incredible run.  In the early years, it seemed as if I always preferred the even years – 1998, 2000, 2002, and so on.  But from 2007 on, the wines from these two acres of vines planted in 1910 have been absolutely lip-smacking delicious.  The Petite, Peloursin, and Syrah were picked on October 4th and co-fermented as one lot while the Mourvèdre, Carignane, and Alicante were picked a week later and co-fermented in another lot.  Usually a kitchen-sink blend of both lots is our favorite but in this vintage we preferred a blend that left out several barrels of the Mourvèdre lot.  Indigenous fermentation on both lots.  Only 15% new oak.  Bottled unfined an unfiltered.
 
Tasting Note: Medium-dark ruby-garnet.  Stunning, totally seductive aromas of kirsch, forest floor, cured meats, with a touch of cardamom.  As the wine enters the mouth, it caresses the palate with the most incredibly sensuous mouth-feel.  I’m not sure why but this wine always makes me think of boudoirs and fine lingerie.  It’s just so darn sexy!  Fine-grained tannins make their presence known in the finish but overall, a wine of tremendous harmony and balance.  Surprisingly open and accessible at this nascent stage, it should also age well.  Enjoy from release through 2028. (MRO – 07/18/15)

Suggested Retail: $45 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2015
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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