Such an enchanting and engaging classic Russian River bouquet of blackberry, cherry, blueberry and spice. Add in flavors of sarsaparilla, licorice and brown sugar with a rich, round, lush mouthfeel, initially a bit tight on the palate. Flavors linger on with an aromatic finish of strawberry, orange peel and rose petal. Simply delicious.
We’ve historically picked Gunsalus the first week of September, but the cool season delayed harvest until September 18. As usual, the winemaking was simple and straightforward—a slow soak until wild yeast began their work was followed by about a week of fermentation.
Pamela and Glen Gunsalus (“gun-say-lus”) are always in their vineyard, located on a west-facing slope near Green Valley in the Russian River Valley. These two former researchers have great intuition backed up by scientific rigor and it shows in the quality of their grapes. The Gunsalus vineyard is meticulously cared and sits on well-drained Sebastopol loam and Goldridge sandy loam soils, and produces extremely charismatic wines.
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|