C.G. Di Arie Vineyards and Winery
2009 Interlude Red Blend
California: El Dorado County
The Space Between
The Sierra Foothills has become ground zero for Mediterranean grape varieties - and for good reason; The climate is extremely well suited for reds and whites alike with warm days, cool nights and higher altitudes.
This powerful red blend is produced from Primitivo, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. All fruit is grown at 1700 feet at the winery’s 209 acre estate in the Shenandoah Valley.
Deep and dark with vibrant purple hues, this wine radiates its richness in color and the confirms it with heavy legs that cling to the side of the glass.
Earthy and mysterious with a nose of blackberry, plum, black cherry, subtle spice and black currant. These are accompanied by earthy and woody undertones.
Wonderful balance greets you at the first taste, with dark berry flavors and hints of chocolate, black tea. Overall, flavors are nuanced and structured. The Zinfandel and Primitivo provide fruitiness, while the Syrah and Petite Syrah provide great structure. This framing allows the robust flavors to carry through to the long finish.
With such a full mouth feel, this wine surprises with it’s light and graceful ending, showing that a rich structure can indeed be elegant, lasting and harmonious.