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Brassfield Estate Winery

2013 Volcano Ridge Eruption
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
High Valley
Vineyard Designation
Volcano Ridge
Harvest Date
September 2 – October 15, 2013
Sugar
24.9 Brix
Acid
5.5g/L
pH
3.8
Bottling Date
July 7 - 11, 2014
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Enthusiast
92

2013 Volcano Ridge Eruption

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SKU: 13ERP

BEST OF CLASS - S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition and 92 pts from the Wine Enthusiast. Our wines reflect the distinctiveness and diversity of their sites – from the elevated valley floor of High Serenity Ranch to the raw and remote Volcano Ridge Vineyard. Handcrafted by Brassfield's winemaking team, our focus on sustainable farming, classic techniques, and purity of flavor produce fruit-driven, balanced, and delicious wines.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
High Valley
Vineyard Designation
Volcano Ridge
Harvest Date
September 2 – October 15, 2013
Sugar
24.9 Brix
Acid
5.5g/L
pH
3.8
Bottling Date
July 7 - 11, 2014
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine exhibits aromas of blackberries, fresh baked bread, stewed plums, and a touch of tar, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with ripe blueberries, mixed berry tart, fresh tobacco leaf, and toasty vanilla notes. The texture of Eruption 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 slow-roasted lamb with cinnamon and fennel, filet mignon, or pasta alla puttanesca.
Vineyard Notes
Volcano Ridge Vineyard is located on the steep slopes of an extinct cinder cone at 2,200 feet above sea level on the eastern end of High Valley. The pure volcanic soils are ideal for vine stress, restricting crop yields, and making wine that has both intensity and elegance.
Production Notes
Our winemaking team is fanatical about quality and the use of traditional handcrafted techniques. It creates wines with both style and finesse. Fermented in small lots using native yeast, the wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels (30% New) for 8-10 months before being blended and bottled without filtration.
Winemaker Notes
38% Malbec 36% Syrah 16% Mourvèdre 10% Petite Sirah.
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