Ever since we stopped producing Syrah more than 10 years ago, we have longed to make a great Rhone red blend. The key factor was finding the right vineyard source whihc we feel like we found in 2016. Kick Ranch is a 40 acre vineyard in the Fountaingrove District just east of Santa Rosa. Perfect weather for Rhone varietals. This wine owes its inspiration to the Syrah dominated blends of the Northern Rhone in Hermitage. The Cuvee Hermitage is 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache with a touch of Viognier co-fermented into the wine. Beautiful aromatics and lush ripe fruit that hangs on the palette for minutes. A big and powerful wine with the acid and structure to match up with the heartiest of dishes when the weather is cold outside. We produced a scant 100 cases so pick some up direct since it is sure to sell out fast.
Craig & Mark