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2018 Durif

2018 Durif
Estate Collection

96 POINTS, DOUBLE GOLD - American Fine Wine Competition
BEST OF CLASS -  2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD, 92 POINTS - 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition
GOLD, 90 POINTS - 2021 Winemaker Challenge International


93 POINTS + EDITOR'S CHOICE - Wine Enthusiast "This gorgeous, concentrated and warmly tannic wine carries the French name for Petite Sirah. It boasts rich blueberry, espresso and black-pepper flavors wrapped in a mouthcoating texture. Excellent ripeness accompanies good structure for an appetizing balance that demands sip after sip. Editors’ Choice." — Jim Gordon

TASTING NOTES
Rhubarb, plum, and wet stone with hints of cinnamon. Structured with refined tannins and a silky body. Mineral driven finish. 

PRODUCTION NOTES
After small-lot fermentation, our 2018 Durif was aged in once and twice used French oak for 16 months. Our Durif is planted on the steepest hillside in our Coble Ranch Vineyard, increasing the flavor concentration in the grapes. This creates a bold flavor profile due to the increased skin to juice ratio which intensifies the tannin structure and color in the finished wine. Made exclusively with the Durif clone of Petite Sirah, this wine is a wonderful expression of the variety, and our terroir.
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SKU: BG18DUYC