2015 Turbine Red, Rhone Blend
The grapes used for this Rhône-style blend are sourced from Landa Vineyard, located in the low eastern foothills of the Mayacamas, tucked away just one mile from the town square in Sonoma. This site experiences warm days, and is protected from winds. This, combined with the cool valley nights, makes the vineyard ideal for slow, even ripening. Syrah tends to thrive given warm days, poor soils and sun and is usually the first harvested. Grenache is notable for its high acidity at harvest adding brightness to the blend. Mourvèdre is known for its very thick skins which protect this late-ripener until harvest.
Our Red Rhône-style blend is named for the iconic image of our wind turbine on the label and is comprised of 44% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, and 4% Petite Sirah. Brambly dark fruits, earth, spice and Herbs de Provence aromatics fill the glass. Layers of warm spices and leather are intertwined with flavors of black plum, ripe raspberries and huckleberries, balanced by nice acid and structured tannins.