Cuvée Alis, Red Rhône Blend - Amapola Creek 2017

Cuvée Alis, Red Rhône Blend - Amapola Creek 2017
Moon Mountain District, Estate Grown

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Amapola Creek Vineyards consists of 100 acres along the sun-washed western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains adjacent to the highly-acclaimed Monte Rosso Vineyard. These red, iron-oxide soils have yielded superb wines for well over a century. Founded by the renowned winemaster Richard Arrowood and now part of the B. Wise Estate, we are working with master vineyardist Phil Coturri to replant 25 acres as organically-certified estate vines.

About the 2017 Cuvée Alis:
The 2017 growing season did not disappoint. With early rain in the season we officially were out of the drought and the reservoirs were replenished. Harvest began at a normal pace for most places, along with rapid progression in early August with a heat wave. Followed quickly by cooler temperatures in late September which allowed for the fruit to ripen gradually. Yields were a little down but fruit quality was tremendous. Harvested September 4th and 8th.

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Amapola Creek Estate
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