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Brassfield Eruption 2012

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Brassfield Eruption 2012
$19.99
$15.99

SKU 22379

750ml

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The 2012 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of fresh blueberries, toasted brioche, black cherries, and mocha, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with blackberries, dark currants, and clove while it layers supple and round coating tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine is perhaps its most distinguishing trait - mouth-coating with an endless finish. Be certain to have a second bottle on hand, the first won't last very long. Assuming you have to pair this wine with food, it will enhance bbq pork spareribs, filet mignon or Penne alla'Amatriciana with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, pancetta and pecorino cheese.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, North Coast, High Valley
Brand Brassfield
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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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

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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.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2014
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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.

Robert Parker, November 2014