Brassfield Eruption Red Volcano Ridge Vineyard 2016
Insanity! A veritable volcano of easy-drinking love! Please, for all that's good and right, listen when we say freeze what you are doing and grab some of this riotously flashy, exuberant blend from just north of Napa Valley. The legendary David Ramey was consulting winemaker on this project and what Brassfield is doing in those high-elevation sites (up to 3K feet) is astounding...the quality on everything we have tasted is just off the hook (we are fresh back from a recent visit and barrel tasting with new winemaker Kevin Mills). A screaming-wicked buy and one to have around in large quantities for all-the-time drinking, yessir...!! A PERFECT crowd-pleaser, straight-up delish, powerful, polished red. Go go go! Oh, did we mention 93 points from Tastings?
** not to be a bummer dude, but this WILL sell out. At this price? C’mon!
We hear you..."so what's it like?!" Well, first off, you have the uber-excellent 2016 vintage here, singing its warmth and power across the lands...great vineyards and a winery holding nothing back when it comes to making serious juice. The Eruption blend (a nod to the rich volcanic soil terroir) is an eclectic blend that reminds us a bit of The Prisoner but with more masculinity, structure and not as over-the-top. But this wine is not shy...it explodes with dark cocoa, juicy blue and black berries, plum jam, violets, toasted cracked peppercorn, chocolate cherry, mouthcoating and long, with all manner of secondary notes...savory sweet herb and baking spice...just a superb wine that blows away most everything else in its price range (the original price range)! All we can say is DON'T MISS.
While it lasts….!
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“Black violet color. Aromas of licorice, cola, strawberry jam, and olives with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long graphite, dark chocolate, buttercream, and spice cake finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and pleasing red blend with balanced layers of fruit, spice, and darkest chocolate.”
- Region: Lake County, California
- Appellation: High Valley
- Blend: 40% Petite Sirah, 21% Syrah, 12% Malbec, 11% Mourvedre, 11% Grenache, 5% Zinfandel
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Vineyard: Volcano Ridge
- Aging/Cooperage: Aged in French and American oak barrels (30% New) for 8-10 months before being blended and bottled without filtration.
- Alcohol: 14.8%
- PH: 3.75
- TA: 6.1g/L
About The Producer
In 1998, the different sections of the ranch were investigated for their potential to produce outstanding estate-grown wines. The vineyard development started in 2001 has grown to a state-of-the-art farming operation as well as our winemaking facility."
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