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2019 INFRACTION SAUVIGNON BLANC

 

APPELLATION: Russian River Valley

THE PLACE & PROCESS:

Grown in the cool western edges of the Russian River Valley, the alluring musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc was fermented with native yeast in stainless steel at cold temperatures. The Loire Valley inspired 2019 Infraction melds new world aromatic pop with old world minerality.

 

MY NOTES:

Pale straw color. Enticing aromatics of key lime, grapefruit and white flowers. Zesty acidity frames the mid-palate with hints of honeydew melon, pear, and quince. The refreshing finish exhibits notes of wet stone, pear, and green apple. 

2018 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR

 

APPELLATION: Russian River Valley

THE IDEA:

Shorter barrel aging, no new oak, and fermented with minimal extraction to allow for an early release. The 2018 Constant Disruptions is classically styled yet youthful Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

 

MY NOTES:

Inviting red apple skin, rose petals, and allspice highlight the heady aromatics. The supple mid-palate reveals inviting elements of crushed cherry, cardamom, and strawberry. Hints of cranberry, anise, and sandalwood complete the refined finish.

2018 SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR

 

APPELLATION: Sonoma Coast

THE IDEA:

One hundred percent whole cluster fermentation with native yeast and aged in neutral oak barrels. Sourced from Freestone to Annapolis along the spine of the Sonoma Coast. The 2018 Constant Disruptions offers an elegant balance of spice, fruit, and floral notes. 

 

MY NOTES:

A deep ruby color. The subtle blend of geranium, tangerine skin, and light blueberry highlight the aromatics. A firm mid-palate exhibits hints of tart cherry, hibiscus, and green tea. Ample acidity focuses the elegant finish with touches of black cherry, mineral, and pomegranate seeds.

2018 ZINFANDEL

 

APPELLATION: Mendocino County

THE PLACE & PROCESS:

 Two parcels of gnarled century old vines. Small bits of Carignan and Cinsault interplanted with the Zinfandel. The dry farmed and head pruned vines produce a rich and expressive wine.


MY NOTES:

Bold aromatics weave a careful balance between dark fruits and spice. Black cherry, huckleberry, and subtle pink peppercorn notes elevate the powerful aromas. The soft mid-palate unfolds with accents of cassis, blackberry, and mocha. The textured finish exhibits supple tannins, ample acidity, and elements of ripe plum, eucalyptus, and toffee. 

2018 "ANTIHERO" CABERNET SAUVIGNON

 

APPELLATION: Napa Valley

THE PLACE & PROCESS:

Grown in the up and coming Napa Valley sub-ava of Coombsville, the Antihero benefits from moderate temperatures provided by San Pablo Bay. The cool environs, combined with a mix of gravely loam and rocky volcanic soils, help create a robust Cabernet Sauvignon with refined tannins, ample acidity and classic Cabernet Sauvignon stylings. The Antihero was fermented with native yeast in used French oak barrels (upright without barrel heads) and in stainless steel tanks. The barrel fermentations provide texture while the stainless ferments provide brightness. Minimal extraction during fermentation was employed to preserve freshness and balance. In barrel, the Antihero was aged without any new oak for ten months to maintain a pure Cabernet Sauvignon profile.

 

MY NOTES:

Rich aromatics of ripe plum, mocha, cassis and cola burst from the glass. The structured and plush mid-palate is replete with chocolate covered raspberries, espresso bean, currant, and hazelnut notes. A pronounced and elongated finish is highlighted by blackberries, star anise, currant, graphite and a tinge of pine needle. 

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