2011 Gather Decimo Red Shake Ridge Vyd Amador$37.95 -- 2011 Gather Decimo Red Shake Ridge Vyd Amador
2011 Gather Decimo Red Shake Ridge Vyd Amador
Medium, ruby color, aromatics of rich red plum, black cherry, framboise, savory and floral notes of thyme, margerum, lavender and candied violets. The character of a myriad of berries and tree fruits carries over to the palette, and are complimented by hints of spicebox, licorice, espresso bean, and cacao. Rich, fine-grained tannins give way to fresh and balanced acidity, and leave one with a long lingering finish.
Shake Ridge is warm, sun-kissed site, high on the slopes of Amador, at the base of the Sierra Mountains. The combination of high altitude and cool air drainage from the mountains allows temperatures to drop significantly in the evening, with a diurnal shift of up to 60 degrees. This juxtaposition translates to rich fruit flavors, while retaining freshness and acidity.
Meticulously farmed by Ann Kraemer, our Tempranillo and Graciano come from the original planting of Duero clones in the F Block, embedded in iron-rich volcanic soils with quartz outcroppings. Shake Ridge Vineyards supplies fruit to bevy of notable winemakers including Annie Favia, Andy Erickson, Helen Keplinger, Matthew Rorick, Rosemary Cakebread and Rebekah Wineburg. Jessica Tarpy Shaheen, Proprietor & Winemaker also assistant to Andy Erickson. Only 97 cases produced
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