2014 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. The final blend for this vintage is 41% Syrah, 36% Grenache and 23% Mourvèdre.