Davis Family Vineyards 2018 'Throne' Rhone Blend, Russian River Valley
Item Number: 16041
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Russian River Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Grenache / Syrah / Viognier / Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.9
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Throne is inspired by Guy Davis’s time working harvest in the Rhône Valley. The connections he made while there were integral in sculpting his winemaking journey.
Winemaking Notes: All three varieties are picked, sorted, fermented and barrel-aged separately in 100% French oak. The barrels are large 125-gallon puncheons. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally. The wine is not fined or filtered. Minimal sulfites are added.
Tasting Notes: The Davis estate Syrah (co-fermented with 3% Viognier) and the Mourvedre add a richness of dark fruit, earthiness and spice, which complements the red fruit of the Grenache from Saralee’s Vineyard. This is much more Rhône stylistically than most of the heavier-bodied, Syrah dominant GSM blends coming from California.