The 2011 vintage is the inaugural release of our Mixed Blacks. For some time now, we have shared a love of Rhone Valley blends and their domestic counterparts. We wanted to experiment with some completely different varietals by putting our California twist on the beautiful interplay between the bright fruit and mineral characteristics of these blends while still maintaining the rich, fruit focused, layered lusciousness we enjoy. We are fortunate to be working with fruit from the exceptional Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County. It is a fantastically well-managed site with a diverse soil composition, producing a wine with an incredible flavor profile and depth.
OUR TASTING NOTES
The 2011 Buccella Mixed Blacks is an expressive and concentrated wine, full of bright fruits and exotic spices. In the glass are notes of cranberry, rhubarb, and warm strawberry mingle with anise and white pepper. There is a most intriguing aspect to this wine that brings to mind red earth and iron. The taste is juicy and spicy with a soft, full, and silky texture with a finish of dried Bing cherry.
Amador County (Shake Ridge Vineyard) fruit
Whole berry fermented
Aged 22 months in 50% new French oak
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Syrah 22% • Mouvedre 22% • Carignane 22% • Petite Sirah 22% • Grenache 12%
130 cases produced
Available in Three-Pack (three 750 ml bottles) or Magnum (1.5 liters)