The Two Acre's refers to two acres of old vine Mourvedre planted back in 1910 in Sonoma County, something that is more than difficult to come by. In 1996 Carlisle took over this vineyard which was on the brink of death, replanting certain parts and feeding the enticing potential that lurked within each gnarly head. The vines grow upon beds of clay-heavy Heihica loam soil. The blend is roughly 90% Mourvedre with the remaining 10% a combination of various black fruits. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
Aromatically this wine has nuances of sweet red cherries, red licorice, game meat as well as delicate rose petals. On the palate, the wine has continued flavors of sweet cherries, cured meats, an outdoorsy spicy as well as a chewy mouthfeel.
|PRODUCER||Carlisle Winery & Vineyards|
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Red Rhone Blend|
|APPELLATION||Russian River Valley|