A true french style, dry rose', this 2nd iteration springs to life with strawberry notes and a lingering peach finish.
In 2007 we embarked on a new venture for the ranch, winemaking. At the encouragement of close family members (Chris and Piper Underwood) we decided to put together our own label. Originally under the Shell Creek Vineyards moniker we started producing small lot, old vine Petite Sirah with the help of a wonderfully talented winemaker, Greg Stokes. Over the last 7 vintages and 10 years we have received several distinguished awards including a Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition for our 2009 vintage. In 2017 we decided to harvest a small amount of Old Vine Chenin Blanc and Valdiguie9. We are making a clean, crisp, and 100% Chenin Blanc as well as a Rose9 of Valdiguie9. Along with these changes we decided to update the wine label and name to Avenales Ranch.
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winemaker Bob Blue selected fruit from MendocinoCounty and Santa Clara Valley, a very old California appellation south of SanFrancisco Bay. The resulting wine is a perfect example of classic typicity,showing cherry fruit and blackcurrant with a touch of tobacco leaf. Ripe flavors ofZinfandel and Syrah were meticulously chosen and layered over this Cabernet,gifting midpalate, spice and rich color.This Cabernet was aged in new and used bourbon barrels, imparting complexity,depth and characteristics of charred vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel.These wonderful flavor notes are specific to the bourbon barrel aging process.In true 1000 Stories form, this wine closes on a delightfully smooth andmemorable finish.
The mighty buffalo is an iconic symbol of American heritage, a heritage woven with one thousand stories, unique traditions, and a pioneering spirit. Our country's history of hard work and tenacity lives on today in each of us and continues to be at the essence of America's character. This is the inspiration for 1,000 Stories, a unique wine aged in bourbon barrels-a reflection of our winemakers' pioneering spirits. It's not a quick process, but crafting by hand to meet exacting standards seldom is.
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