(Library) LUCIA Red Blend 2013 Dry Creek Valley
After one taste you will be a LUCIA fan.
Tasting Notes: Velvety floral nose. A nugget of cherry embellished with, currant, strawberry, red raspberry, and plum. Fresh thyme, orange zest and dry dusty tannin.
The Grapes: Grenache, Counoise & Mourvèdre varieties. All grown in small Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County vineyards.
The Vineyards Dry Creek Valley hillside and benchland vineyards.
Grenache comes from the hill above the winery, the old Conley Vineyard. Steep rocky terraces carved from the hillside limit the fruit to only the best.
Counoise & Mourvèdre from Frick Estate Owl Hill Vineyard. This tiny vineyard’s ground is rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil. Very low yield.
The Wine: Delicious and complex mix of fruit, spice and earth. Grenache 55%, Counoise 36% & Mourvèdre 9%. Named in honor of my faithful late winery dog Lucia. A blend of Old English & Golden Retriever.
Drink now to 2021. Only 135 cases made
Serve with: spaghetti with fresh San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh pea soup, green lentils with diced onion, carrot, celery, cassoulet, aged sheep cheese, corn and bacon chowder, grilled lamb chops, hanger steak, chicken noodle soup