This wine is an absolute pleasure to drink. A beautiful bright ruby hue draws the eye, while bold aromas of Baker’s chocolate, Biscoff cookie, cedar, and roasted coffee burst from the glass. The palate is bright yet delicate, with red cherry, cranberry, black pepper, and Christmas spices. Subtle hints of smoke and tobacco, with an underlying minerality, increase the depth of this easy-drinking yet complex wine. The finish is smooth and clean, with a surprising pop of acidity that draws you in for another sip! This is the ultimate crowd-pleasing wine, whether you are a connoisseur or simply a consumer.
The wine's name honors the visionary pioneers who built the flumes, canals, and ditches to bring water to the goldfields and thus who sold it by the miner's inch. To this day, that same system still supplies not only our vineyards but many parts of the Sierra Foothills thus making it a part of this wine.
|Grape Variety:||29% Grenache, 15% Roussanne, 15% Tempranillo, 12% Mourvèdre, 12% Petite Sirah, 10% Counoise, 7% Cinsaut|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||2,200-2,400 feet. Grenache, Counoise, and Mourvèdre are planted near the top of the hill, where they bask in the afternoon sun, as does Petite Sirah, which is planted on a south-facing slope just below the lake. Cinsaut and Tempranillo are planted in the coolest parts of the vineyard, at the bottom of the hill, with north and east row orientations.|
|Cellaring:||18 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 2021|
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