2016 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. In the 2016 vintage we added 5% Petite Sirah for its lushness and structure.
Our Red Rhône-style blend is named for the iconic image of our wind turbine on the label and is comprised of 45% Syrah, 41% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, and 5% Petite Sirah. Captivating layers of dark fruits, dried herb, muddled blackberry, mulled spices and vanilla can be found in the bouquet. Rich tannins follow from mid palate to finish with enveloped flavors of vibrant, red fruits, sweet cranberry and very subtle fresh cracked pepper.