2016 OBSIDIAN RIDGE "OBSIDIAN RIDGE VINEYARD" RED HILLS-LAKE COUNTY
Located high up in the Mayacamas range (2,640 feet above sea level, to be exact) Obsidian Ridge is named for the area's characteristic volcanic soils and large outcroppings of obsidian rock throughout the property. The Red Hills district of Lake County was recently established to distinguish the unique terroir of this area. The rocky, high-draining soils and warm climate moderated by the altitude create the ideal environment for producing wines with perfect ripeness and great tannic structure. The spicy aroma and structure comes from fruit picked later in the season from the lower blocks of the vineyard at 2,300 in elevation. Aged for 20 months in 50% new Hungarian oak.
Winemaker Notes: "Dark aromas of ripe blackberries and black currants mulled with spicy cloves and anise rise from the glass, complemented by hints of cacao beans and dark chocolate nibs. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with a core of black fruit compote and hints of licorice. This is a textured wine with medium tannins, finishing with a dusting of light oak tannin. While still youthful, this is quite the impressive rendition of our Estate offering."
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