A full bodied Rhone-style blend with an unmistakable California
accent. This wine is brimming with rich blackberry, raspberry, and
plum notes. Ripe fruit reminiscent of blueberry pie is balanced by
an underpinning of baking spices. The thick composition of this
blend is complemented by a core of volcanic tannins and is drawn
out to a lengthy finish by subtle minerality. Currently accessible,
but age worthy for at least a decade.
Double Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition and Best of Class at the North of the Gate Wine Competition.
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.
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
The 2014 Eruption is a blend of 53% Malbec, 16% Syrah,
15% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 7% Mourvèdre.