Past Vintages

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2009 Red Rhône Blends - First Vintage of the Nicora Wines

2009 Buxom
90% Syrah and 10% Grenache
Alta Colina and Starr Vineyards, Paso Robles
50 cases produced

Buxom 2009 is a blend of 90% Syrah (from Alta Colina Vineyard) and 10% Grenache (from Starr Vineyard).  It has an earthy nose with blueberries and a hint of sage that develops into a black licorice with a meaty backbone. On the finish it has a highlight of dark chocolate and a crisp citrus note.

94 Points - Purely Domestic Wine Report (Doug Wilder)
92 Points - Rhone Report (Jeb Dunnuck)

2009 Euphoric
85% Grenache and 15% Syrah
Starr and Alta Colina Vineyards, Paso Robles
50 cases produced

Euphoric 2009 is a blend of 85% Grenache (from Starr Vineyard) and 15% Syrah (from Alta Colina Vineyard), and spent 18 months in a large French oak puncheon until ready to bottle. This puncheon was used in order to highlight the dark fruits with subtle oak nuances. Euphoric has a brown sugar and nutmeg nose to go along with the deep blackberry, ripe plum, and a creamy mint finish. Also it has a touch of cloves and sweet caramel.

93 Points - Purely Domestic Wine Report (Doug Wilder)
90 Points - Rhone Report (Jeb Dunnuck)