2008 Rancho Arroyo Grande Zinfandel
91/91 pts - “You'll find an intense nose of berries, earth and black peppercorns. Medium bodied and impeccably balanced…” - Randy Buckner, WineLoversPage.com
Received the Chairman's Award (unanimous gold) and Best of Class at the 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition!- "Bright ruby color, indicating aging potential. Complex, dense black fruit of all sorts: blueberry, blackberry, plum, cassis and kalamata olive, with notes of black pepper and cedar. A miracle of structure and balance in the mouth, with rich, sweet, explosive black currant, velvet tannins and remarkable length." -Clark Smith
Evolved from uplifted ancient sea beds, the soils at Rancho Arroyo Grande abound with fossilized seashells – an attribute shared by some of the world’s great vineyards. Rich mineral content contributed by the fossil shells is the foundation for complex and interesting wines.
Arroyo Grande Valley
Opulent nose on red and black fruit (jammy) and spices (white pepper). Nice tannic structure, with a nicely integrated Oak combination.
91/91 Points - Randy Buckner, WineLoversPage.com
100% barrel aged for 14 month, majority of French Oak and a touch of American Oak.