Yet another brilliantly drinkable house red blend from Blair Guthrie, with Mourvedre leading the show and both Grenache and Syrah playing supporting roles. This wine always sees a bit of new oak, but it's down to 12% on the 2016 from 21% in 2015, and the wine always showcases a mouth watering acidity to balance out those bold, richly textured fruits.
Guthrie Family Wines is the side project of New Zealand native, winemaker Blair Guthrie, who spends his days as winemaker for Napa Valley's Stewart Cellars and Hollis Wines. He sources fruit from top vineyards and makes these wines in a decidedly different style than what you find in traditional wines from Napa Valley.
We don’t hope to follow trends, but instead let the vineyards and the conditions of a certain vineyard for a given year tell us what to do with the wine. We’re there with it every day, from when it’s picked to when it’s bottled. The wines we make represent everything we love and believe in: love for wine, family, and this dream that we live everyday here in wine country. Caroline and I have always thought making wine is about getting your hands dirty and getting as close to the dirt as you can. The earth is what gives us the wine, and that’s what need to be known. It’s where my relationship with the wine starts.More from this winery
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