This wine is an absolute pleasure to drink. Bold aromas of pink peppercorn, rose petal, and blueberry muffin are pure and vibrant, while undertones of blackberry jam, Medjool date, birch wood, and tomato leaf add depth and interest. The wine has a deep garnet color, which belies its bright yet delicate palate, with notes of pomegranate juice, blood orange, strawberry compote, and red delicious apple. Hints of toasted oak and cranberry tart increase the depth of this easy-drinking wine. The finish is smooth and clean, with a surprising brightness 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:||32% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 11% Petite Sirah, 10% Aglianico, 10% Roussanne, 9% Cinsaut, 7% Tempranillo|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||2,200-2,400 feet. Grenache and Mourvèdre are planted near the top of the hill, where they bask in the afternoon sun, as does Petite Sirah and Aglianico, 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 2022|
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