(Archive) LUCIA Red Blend 2013 Dry Creek Valley
Tasting Notes: Brilliant clear red/purple. Velvety floral nose. A nugget of cherry embellished with currant, strawberry, red raspberry, and plum. Finishes with fresh thyme, orange zest and dry dusty tannin.
The Grapes: Grenache, Counoise, Mourvèdre
Grenache comes down the hill from above the winery from the old Conley Vineyard. Steep rocky terraces limit the fruit to only the best clusters.
Counoise & Mourvèdre grows in the rocky conglomerate soil of Frick Estate Owl Hill Vineyard.The Wine: Delicious and complex mix of fruit, spice and earth.
Grenache 55%, Counoise 36% Mourvedre 9%
Named in honor of my faithful late winery dog Lucia
Drink now to 2020. Only 121 cases made.
Serve with: spaghetti with meat sauce, fresh pea soup, lentils with diced onion, carrot, pepper and celery, cassoulet, aged sheep cheese, corn and bacon chowder, grilled lamb chops, hanger steak, chicken noodle soup