|Vineyard and Winemaking Notes||Like a musical medley (an arrangement of interwoven melodies), our Medley is a unique vineyard composition. For each vintage, we work with our consulting winemaker Alison Green Doran to create a special wine that represents the essence of Alegría Vineyards. The wine is a blend of field blends since each barrel we select for Medley already contains a blend of grapes. Our goal is to create a blend that reflects our terroir, diverse grape varieties, historic plantings, and the unique character of each growing season.
For 2004, Medley contains more than 15 grape varieties that were hand-harvested on seven different days over a 25-day period. They were fermented in nine different lots, each one a field blend.
|Tasting Notes||This harmonious Medley displays aromas of ripe berry, spices, and toasty oak. The unique varietal blend creates a delicious range of flavors, from blackberry, plum, and spicy cherry to chocolate truffles and coffee with cream. A luscious, full mouthfeel continues through to the lengthy finish filled with jammy berry and cocoa flavors. This hearty, multi-dimensional wine plays well with others, so try pairing it with diverse cuisines and enjoy its ability to harmonize.
|Composition||A single-vineyard blend of 35% Zinfandel, 35% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 5% each Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, & Alicante Bouschet, 3% Mourvedre, 2% six varieties of muscat, and 3% other varieties.|
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Vineyard Designation||Alegría Vineyard|
|Harvest Dates||October 6, 12, 21 & 22, 2004|
|Brix at Harvest||23.5°|
|Barrel Aging||18 months|
|Barrel Program||71% American, 19% Hungarian, 10% French; 19% new barrels|
|Bottled||May 4, 2006|
|Release Date||Fall 2006|
|Wine Fact Sheet PDF||Download File|