Mission Codename Mondavi's little secret
Today’s Speedy Creek 2011 Sonoma Tuscan Blend is a masterful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. This wine is deeply aromatic and bursting with flavor. You’ll be bowled over by the elegance and the Tuscany-perfect aromas and flavors that the wine exudes.
The vineyard where today’s wine was born is a historic one. The vineyard was planted in the early 1980’s by Robert Mondavi himself. Mondavi recognized the Knights Valley vineyard location as being the perfect place to plant select red wine grape varietals. Ultra-luxury (and ultra-expensive) Peter Michael and Verite wineries followed Robert Mondavi’s lead and established their wineries here, too.
The remote, mountainous Knights Valley AVA is home to fewer than 10 wineries and these two, along with Speedy Creek, are the most recognizable.
This wine is deeply aromatic, with fruit, earth and spice that leap from the glass. Aromas of Black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, stewed plum and red currant meld with cigar box, spice box, sweet tobacco leaf, spiced cherry candy, dusty earth and a hint of white pepper.
Flavors cascade across the palate, with perfect flavors of blackberry, blueberry compote, Alpine strawberry, sweet tobacco, smoked cherry, dusty bramble, brown spice, black pepper and baker’s chocolate.
Please enjoy this wine with our very heartiest recommendation.
What the Winery Says
2011 Sonoma Tuscan Blend
- David Burton
- Red Wine
- 49% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 42% Sangiovese
- 9% Petit Verdot
- Sonoma County, Knights Valley
- 24 months
- French Oak
- 504 cases