Brassfield Eruption 2012
|Region||California, North Coast, High Valley|
Wine & Spirits"Hailing from a vineyard planted at 2,200 feet on the slope of an extinct volcano, this unconventional blend of syrah, malbec, mourvedre and petite sirah-fermented without inoculation-carries a plump and floral ripeness that's satisfying. It's girded by firm, glinting black tannins that seem to speak directly to Lake County's volcanic terroir. It's a great buy, and would sing with juicy lamb shoulder." Winery notes
Wine AdvocateA Rhône Ranger blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, the 2012 Eruption is a savory, heady, plum red revealing a dark plum/ruby color, and lots of black cherry and berry fruit intermixed with pepper, roasted meats and dried herbs. Spicy, medium-bodied, fleshy and delicious, it can be consumed over the next 1-2 years.
Wine EnthusiastA blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Malbec and Petite Sirah from Brassfield's Volcano Ridge Vineyard, this intensely bold wine has an herbal streak and generous layers of blueberry and leathery, mountain-tight tannin. On the finish expect tar and espresso.