Preston of Dry Creek Valley Red Blend Dry Creek Valley L. Preston L.P. Red 2005

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A farmer's name is his trademark and promise, stenciled on his fruit boxes, on his barrels, on his equipment. It's mine, it says, it works and it's good. "L. Preston" is Lou Preston's stencil and his trademark and his promise; it's a synthesis of the best of the Prestons' vineyards. Preston wines have always featured blending as a creative expression. A salute to the field blends of earlier times, blending also achieves balance and breadth of flavor by the combination of different estate-grown grapes from a singular terroir. L.Preston is a Rhône-style blend: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault; it has the grapes and the character to slip unobtrusively onto a Bandol table or into a Provençal carafe. But it is also a typical Dry Creek wine. Shiraz, Mataro, Malvoisie; the same grapes with different names, it's at home here, too. Some might call this wine classic Californian, following the pre-1970s definition of a varietal wine. We think of L.Preston as fusion France/Sonoma, a metaphoric confluence of the Rhône River and Dry Creek. You might call it classic con-fusion, but at least you know it's Lou's wine, it works and it's good. 55% Syrah, 25% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignane Downloadable Tech Sheets: http://www.prestonvineyards.com/site/pressroom/focus_wines/main.html

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Preston of Dry Creek Valley:
Preston of Dry Creek is an organic family farm rooted in the agrarian traditions of Dry Creek Valley. We make broad and best use of our land by tending vines well suited to our distinctive terroir and creating limited production wines from the best and most interesting grapes. We produce fresh, delicious products from our olive groves, garden and commercial bakery. At Preston we subscribe to or... Read more
Preston of Dry Creek is an organic family farm rooted in the agrarian traditions of Dry Creek Valley. We make broad and best use of our land by tending vines well suited to our distinctive terroir and creating limited production wines from the best and most interesting grapes. We produce fresh, delicious products from our olive groves, garden and commercial bakery. At Preston we subscribe to organic farming and minimalist winemaking, preferring purity of flavor and product while sustaining our environment. We welcome visitors to our peaceful oasis with genuine hospitality. Read less

Member Reviews for Preston of Dry Creek Valley Red Blend Dry Creek Valley L. Preston L.P. Red

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
11/18/2007

Blackberry and cherry fruit aromas and flavors, with a nice spicy note in the finish and some firm grip in the mid-palate. Rhone blend, but not the best QPR.


Snooth User: edink
27870377
3.00 5
12/24/2007

Thick, bold, delicious but very young. Needs a few more years.



A farmer's name is his trademark and promise, stenciled on his fruit boxes, on his barrels, on his equipment. It's mine, it says, it works and it's good. "L. Preston" is Lou Preston's stencil and his trademark and his promise; it's a synthesis of the best of the Prestons' vineyards. Preston wines have always featured blending as a creative expression. A salute to the field blends of earlier times, blending also achieves balance and breadth of flavor by the combination of different estate-grown grapes from a singular terroir. L.Preston is a Rhône-style blend: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault; it has the grapes and the character to slip unobtrusively onto a Bandol table or into a Provençal carafe. But it is also a typical Dry Creek wine. Shiraz, Mataro, Malvoisie; the same grapes with different names, it's at home here, too. Some might call this wine classic Californian, following the pre-1970s definition of a varietal wine. We think of L.Preston as fusion France/Sonoma, a metaphoric confluence of the Rhône River and Dry Creek. You might call it classic con-fusion, but at least you know it's Lou's wine, it works and it's good. 55% Syrah, 25% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignane Downloadable Tech Sheets: http://www.prestonvineyards.com/site/pressroom/focus_wines/main.html

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