2010 Five Vines
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Dark plum with blueish edges. Inky!
Plum, berries, cocoa, violets, cassis, clay, and anise.
Saturated dark berry flavors are layered with loam, chocolate, fennel, and a floral note. Extremely elegant at only 13.9% alc. Truly drinks like Bordeaux a la California.
Smooth and polished, but not too sweet or cloying. Great balance of ripeness and restraint.
For pairings, try this wine with rich cheeses, seared duck breast, pork chops with rosemary, braised short ribs, and rack of lamb.
What the Winery Says
- John Viszlay, grower and winemaker
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
- Viszlay Vineyards estate
- Francois Freres cooperage Hungarian oak 20% new