Sheldon 2017 Vinolocity
48 cases captured into bottle.
"This is an unusual commingling of old-vine Petite Sirah from the Napa Valley and Tempranillo from Luc's Vineyard in Sonoma County, a 50-50 partnership between the two. Made in a carbonic style in stainless steel, it tastes of fresh strawberry, raspberry, with a fresh floral aspect to the palate that's juicy, plush and bursting with energy." VIRGINIE BOONE -92 Points Wine Enthusiast
"This 2017 Vinolocity is at first juicy and expressive with the carbonic influence taking the palate by storm with an almost Gamay like dark and tangy fruitiness before the dark and deep structural quality of the old vine Petite Sirah makes its presence known and felt on the intriguing medium-weight body with a bust of fine tannin that puts the brakes on the fruity character adding a tight focus. The tension is intoxicating and the black, red and blue fruits feel bright and wonderfully lifted up by a touch of mineral and subtle earthy notes with layers of Tempranillo led black cherry, plum, and racy currant as well as blueberry, cranberry and briar laced blackberry from the Petite, from my experience and then you get secondary notes of sweet and sour herbs, minty licorice, unsweetened cocoa powder, mixed spices and a touch of cedar. With air a floral array lifts from the glass and there is a true sense of harmony, surprising texture and youthful freshness that makes this wine oh so easy to quaff and it’s lovely purple/garnet color invites repeated sips, this Vinolocity is wonderfully addictive and amazingly flexible with cuisine options from small bite Tapas to full-on BBQ." KERRY WINSLOW 92 Points grapelive.com