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Vignobles 2019, Dry Creek Valley

Vignobles 2019, Dry Creek Valley
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Vignobles is the French word for vineyards, and the sites that comprise this Rhone Valley inspired blend are some of the most select in the Dry Creek area. The resulting wine strives to encompass the wide range of complex flavors from our region by bringing together 33% Carignane, 33% Grenache, 17% Syrah and 17% Petite Sirah. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Dry Creek Valley
6.5 g/L
25 months in 17% new French oak barrels, 17% new American oak barrels, 66% older, neutral oak barrels
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dark fruit aromatics woven with a distinctive layer of brown spice and toasted oak envelope the nose. With the first sip, vivid acidity showcases the concentrated, plush fruit as it satiates the palate. Rich flavors of boysenberry, dark plum and dried strawberry mingle with an appealing spiciness and hints of dried herbs. The balanced structure and lingering spiciness add to the beauty and appeal of this delicious Rhône blend.
Vineyard Notes
My father first produced Vignobles in the 1990’s as a way to showcase our Petite Sirah and other Rhone varietals in a savory blend that reflects the Dry Creek Valley terroir. And, as a side note, it was one of my favorite wines to sneak tastes of as a teenager.
Production Notes
By blending four varietals from distinctively different Dry Creek Valley vineyards, we are staying true to Fred’s vision of showcasing how our local terroir creates a unique palate profile. With this eleventh vintage since the resurrection of the wine, we’ve built upon the core of spice and zestiness from Carignane harvested off the eastern bench of Forchini Vineyard, and brought in rich, dense Petite Sirah from West Vineyard. Additional Syrah from our estate vineyard, along with Grenache from the West Vineyard, add levels of varied fruits and plushness to bring it all together.
Winemaker Notes
This mostly Rhone varietal blend creates layers of fruit, spices and herbs, along with complexity and balance—all hallmarks of wines from the Dry Creek Valley. Not a subtle wine, but meant to show more finesse and refinement than some of our other blends. We’re glad to have Vignobles back in our cellar, and I no longer have to sneak tastes, but enjoy each sip all the same.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with a raspberry-chipotle pork tenderloin, and equally as tasty with Greek grilled lamb chops served with a Greek pasta salad.