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Gallica Suzuri Red Shake Ridge Ranch Amador County 2012

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"More muscular than the previous two vintages, this bottling from Shake Ridge Vineyard has all the vitality and charm of Grenache, made all the more interesting by the contribution of Syrah Noir, Mourvèdre and the aromatic Viognier. Notes of bitter almond, hibiscus tea, and the subtlety of mouthwatering smoked meats, make these perfect food wines that transcend seasons. All varieties are fermented separately with the exception of Syrah and Viognier, which are co-fermented. Located in the gently rolling Sierra foothills, farming at Shake Ridge Ranch is an entire family effort overseen by experienced grower Ann Kraemer. Geologically rich, this area is known for soils composed of schist, mica and quartz. ‘SUZURI’ describes the Japanese inspired ink prints on the Gallica label. One of the four essential tools of ancient calligraphy, the inkstone or ‘SUZURI’, is considered to be the soul and core of the artist's tools." -Winery

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Spottswoode Winery:
Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the Spottswoode label. Spottswoode was christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts, who owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, D... Read more
Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the Spottswoode label. Spottswoode was christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts, who owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, Dr. Jack Novak. The first Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982, exactly one hundred years after the estate’s founding. Today, two of Mary’s daughters, Beth and Lindy, work for the family winery that each year releases four very special wines: the Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon and the recently-introduced Field Book Rhone. The Novak family is committed to producing wines that faithfully reflect their grape origins. Each Spottswoode wine is known for its refined elegance, balance, and classic structure. Dedicated stewards of their property, the Novaks have farmed organically since 1985 and have pioneered the restoration of their local watershed. Read less

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"More muscular than the previous two vintages, this bottling from Shake Ridge Vineyard has all the vitality and charm of Grenache, made all the more interesting by the contribution of Syrah Noir, Mourvèdre and the aromatic Viognier. Notes of bitter almond, hibiscus tea, and the subtlety of mouthwatering smoked meats, make these perfect food wines that transcend seasons. All varieties are fermented separately with the exception of Syrah and Viognier, which are co-fermented. Located in the gently rolling Sierra foothills, farming at Shake Ridge Ranch is an entire family effort overseen by experienced grower Ann Kraemer. Geologically rich, this area is known for soils composed of schist, mica and quartz. ‘SUZURI’ describes the Japanese inspired ink prints on the Gallica label. One of the four essential tools of ancient calligraphy, the inkstone or ‘SUZURI’, is considered to be the soul and core of the artist's tools." -Winery

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