2013 Shake Ridge Vineyards Red Wine- Amador

Always exotic and wonderfully expressive wines hail from Ann Kraemer’s beautiful Shake Ridge Ranch located in the Sierra foothills. The 2013 vintage is a lively and seriously age worthy blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Picked over eight days in early September, Syrah and Viognier fermented together with 10% stems. Blending took place early and elevage was in new and neutral puncheons for fourteen months prior to bottling-unfined and unfiltered. Pronounced kirsch, smoked game, cardamom,  tellicherry pepper, even resin, the obvious minerality flirts with juicy acidity.  253 cases produced.