2010 Dry Creek Valley Shinbone Red Blend
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Revenge of the Burly Brawler
What a coup, dear Operative! Today we are very pleased to bring you another delightful vintage of what has become of of our all-time favorite red blends - from one of our very favorite small-production wineries.
Today’s 2010 Peterson Family Winery Shinbone is a juicy, delicious, complex red blend that brought smiles to the faces of all on our tasting panel. We were unanimous in our love for this delightful wine and we offer our fullest recommendation. Bold, dark fruits cascade across the front of the palate, delivering flavors that spread to the far corners of the mouth.
Because we only showcase wines that we love - and because we have been rejecting more and more of our wines - we know that choosing from among our offerings can be a difficult thing to do. We simply recommend that you read our tasting profiles with care, to see if a wine really speaks to you. If you love red blends, well, this review may just be shouting.
This wine embodies the best qualities of Shiraz, with the elegant backbone of a classic Cabernet. In short, there is something for everyone in this wonderful, delicious red blend.
Very pretty and very dark with luminescent maroon hues through a slightly darker core.
Dusty and lush with a bold rush of blackberry, black cherry and cassis. As the wine breathers, it revelas follow-on aromas of saddle leather, subtle tobacco and dark dried violet petals.
Dark plum, black cherry, blackberry and cherry juice rush across the palate. As the wine opens, flavors of dark leather, dried rose petals, oregano, and dark dried tree bark follow on.
Dark and long-lingering with juicy dark fruit that slowly yields to a velvety, cedar-wrapped nuttiness that adds complexity and intrigue at the tail end.
Enjoy this dark and juicy wine with duck breast on the BBW, with a cherry reduction sauce. An assortment of exotic grilled cheese sandwiches would also be quite excellent.
What the Winery Says
- Jamie Peterson
- Dry Creek Valley
- Varietal / Vineyard Breakdown
- 60% Shiraz - Olson Vineyard, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon - Bradford Mountain Estate
- 21 months in American and Hungarian oak
- Production Notes
- 440 Cases