Gamble Family Vineyards

2011 Heritage Sites Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 05, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Vig

Gamble Family Vineyards has wowed us once again. We fell in love with their Sauvignon Blanc (as did a great many Operatives!), and we are thrilled to bring you today’s 2011 Heritage Sites Napa Valley Red Wine.

Today’s wine was crafted from a single heritage vineyard that lies in the shadow of Mount St. Helena in the northern section of the Napa Valley. Tended by the same family since Prohibition, the vineyard features rows of gnarly, head-trained vines that have been in production for over 50 years. These old vines produce very low yields of incredibly concentrated fruit, which is clearly evident in today’s wine.

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Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep sanguine hued with bold streaks of purple shining through as well.

Smell:

Condensed and layered aromas with a dark fruit compote of black cherry, blackberry, and mulberry laid overtop dried blueberry, sandalwood, briar patch, cinnamon, and espresso bean.

Taste:

The condensed flavors carry through on the palate, creating a savory and very rich flavor profile. The dark berry compote hinted at on the nose is present on the palate, with the additional flavors of dark chocolate, black peppercorn, smoky wood fire, dark roasted coffee bean, and a pleasant undercurrent of dried herbs.

Finish:

A wonderful blend of complexity and approachability, today’s wine has loads of dark fruit and smoky goodness in one smooth-sipping package. Enjoy!

Pairing:

Grilled skewers of pork tenderloin, pearl onions, red bell pepper, and mushrooms, finished with a teriyaki glaze.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jim Close
Appellation
Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
46% Zinfandel, 41% Syrah, 9% Charbono, 4% Petite Sirah
Cooperage
19 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak, 33% new
ABV
14.3%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 05, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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