The color is a deep garnet. The nose has a hint of sandalwood, fresh plum, orange blossom, Bing cherry and cardamom. The palate is rich and surprisingly fruit forward, with hints of raspberry coulis and roasted fig. The finish is big, rich, long and lingering.
The grapes for our Tres blend were picked, fermented and aged separately. We picked each variety by hand, sorted by hand, then de-stemmed and gently crushed each lot. Each of the varieties was fermented in a stainless steel open top tank, cold soaked for 3-5 days then inoculated and punched down 2-3 times per day. After fermentation, the wines were put to neutral oak barrels and aged for 15 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Amista use organic practices when producing their wines.
Amista is a beautiful family owned vineyard.
Alcohol Percentage: 14.4%
Varietal: Rhone Blend
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA