Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month’s spotlight is…
2015 CARMICHAEL ZINFANDEL
10% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 15% off 12+. Members receive 15% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 20% off 12+.
Garnet color. Appealing aromas of red fruit, strawberry-cherry compote, clay minerals, and barrel spice. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, medium-body, elegant tannins, and balanced acidity; long, sensuous finish. EB (11/17)
Alexander Valley AVA, South of Geyserville at the base of the hillls that border Alexander Valley to the West
Originally a part of the Rancho Sotoyome Spanish land grant, these one hundred acres were purchased in the mid-1800s by Archibald Carmichael. Ridge began farming the upper half of the ranch in 2000. The soils differ considerably between the upper and lower blocks. The Carmichael comes principally from the west side of the abandoned right of way of the old Northwestern Pacific railroad where soils transition from gravel to clay. This is our twelfth release from the ranch.
FOOD: A fun, unique pairing for our 2015 Carmichael Zinfandel are these Lamb Sliders with Cilantro Pesto & Pomegranate BBQ Sauce
OCCASION: Late summer dinner on the patio