Beyer Ranch has historically been a premier Livermore Valley location for Zinfandel. The estate vineyards are planted on carefully selected sites on the sloping benches that lead to the banks of the Arroyo del Valle and Arroyo Mocho streams. Grapes from these Zinfandel vineyards produce lustrous wines with deep richness.
Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the colour and...
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The wine displays terrific fruit on the attack, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with good acid, superb purity, texture, and length. This deep ruby/purple-coloured wine should drink well for at least 10-15 years.
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Meaning 'sunset' in the local Galician dialect, Lusco is a vibrant, bright, and relatively full-bodied Albarino.
It has a powerful nose with aromas of fresh herbs, tropical fruits and floral tones.
Fresh and complex on the palate, the wine is unctuous, soft and refined.
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Colour: A pale salmon pink, typical of Provence.
Nose: Intense, elegant fresh red fruit flavours.
Palate: Lively and full bodied with a long finish.
Food Pairing: Delicious chilled, with or without food. At its best with sunshine and summer foods.
80% grenache 20% cinsault.
Predominantly limestone soils and a typical micro climate tucked away in the hills, just 45kms from the sea, contribute to the subtle fresh flavours in this wine. Aged in new stainless steel tanks for 5 months before bottling, the flavours and freshness are retained beautifully in this wine, which won a silver medal in Paris this year.
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Tinto is a harmonious blend of sunny fruits, vanilla and spice.
Ruby in colour the palate has rich jammy fruits with slight hints of sweetness, vanilla and spice on the finish; evidence of the ten months it has spent in new American oak. Excellent with sausages, cottage pie and grilled chops.
Despite its status as a vin joven (young wine), VII Tinto is made with great care from 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo grapes and benefits from 10 months in American oak barrels with six months in the bottle.
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Pale yellow colour with greenish hues.
On the nose, aromas of tangerine peel, ripe pear, dry fruits and white flowers.
Fresh and lively acidity, good structure, with stony notes adding complexity on the palate.
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