Grape: 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier.
Region: USA> California> Amador County.
Notes: Vineyards located on the western slopes of the Sierra. 17
months in French Oak (20% new).
Description: TERRE ROUGE means "Red Earth". This vermillion-colored soil is one of the hallmarks of their region. The vineyards are in soils that are largely granite and volcanic-based. The TERRE ROUGE portfolio is composed of wines made from Rhône varietals grown in the rugged and varying terroirs of this region: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne. High elevation sites up to 3200’ contribute to the complexity of our wines.
Aromas are raspberry, smoky, wild gamey, peppery, and cinnamon. The wine has a clean purity of Syrah fruit that is reminiscent of many St. Joseph’s and other Northern Rhone's. It has forward fruit flavors and great acid balance. It is very smooth and savory in the mouth.