Speedy Creek

2011 Sonoma Tuscan Blend

Red Blend •Speedy Creek Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Mondavi's little secret

Today’s Speedy Creek 2011 Sonoma Tuscan Blend is our showcase wine for our winner for Winery of the Year during our annual Wine Spies 2015 Intrigue Awards event.

We may never show this wine again, so grab yours while you still can!

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful ruby red, with perfect coloration and clarity from core to edge.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

Blackberry, blueberry compote, Alpine strawberry, sweet tobacco, smoked cherry, dusty bramble, brown spice, black pepper and baker’s chocolate.

Finish:

Long and elegant, with plush, crushed velvet dryness that gradually encroaches on the corners of the palate, as fruit and spice gradually fade.

Pairing:

This Tuscan blend is a shoo-in for your favorite Italian fare. We’ll be trying ours with pasta Bolognese.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
David Burton
Varietal
Red Wine
Blend
49% Cabernet Sauvignon
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42% Sangiovese
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9% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Abv
13.8
Aging
24 months
Barrels
French Oak
Production
504 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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