375ml 2015 Graton Ridge Petite Sirah Dessert Wine, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Plum, black cherry, oak and spice aromatics. Lightly sweet upon entry, with black cherry and dark chocolate flavors and a finish of baking spice.
375ml Graton Ridge Cellars A+ Apple Wine
Aromatics of golden delicious apples, with white floral notes and lemon peel. Sweet upon entry, with hints of vanilla and soft mouthfeel.
Wine is not available for sale online but MSRP is $300 for a case
In 2006 we created our first two barrels of Pinot Noir - about 50 cases of wine. The fruit came from the Bohemian Vineyard in Freestone just a few miles from Nevina’s Vineyard, the estate vineyard on Willow Creek Road that we purchased in 2011. Having discovered our love of wine together in the 90s, particularly for Pinot Noir, our mission back then was to begin conducting a long term study of how Pinot Noir expresses itself regionally throughout California, particularly in areas influenced by coastal climates. All these years later, it is still our mission. Though we’ve grown gradually over the years, we are still a relatively small operation - we now produce about 2,000 cases annually from as far south as Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County all the way up to Yorkville Highlands in Mendocino county, and many places in between. In 2015 we purchased Graton Ridge Cellars and established another estate vineyard, Graton Ridge Vineyard. This began a new chapter for us by establishing a tasting room and moving all of our operations to our new home just north of Sebastopol at the corner of Gravenstein Highway and Vine Hill Road.
People often ask us where the name Furthermore came from. We like to say that the name alludes to the never ending dialog that we engage in as we explore the ethereal beauty and diversity of Pinot Noir, and how its expression in the glass is easily affected by the place where it is grown and the special circumstances of each vintage.
We’d love to continue the dialog with you - please come and visit us at the tasting room. We can share a glass and maybe even play a game of bocce together.
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FedEx Ground: Monday, August 6th - Friday, August 10th
My abject apologies. I was chosen to rat a bottle of wine, but for the same reason I could not make the RPM tour, I will be unable to fulfill the obligation. I will not get home until Sunday afternoon, and be unable to pick up the bottle until Monday. I am sorry.
CAgirl was kind enough to share her rat bottle of the Petite Sirah with me and SWMBO. The initial pop and cork sniff revealed an unexpected aroma of tart red fruit, like pomegranate and cranberry. The first pour was a bit hot on the nose, but the aromas of ripe berries still came through. It was a relatively bright aroma for a fortified wine, a fresh compote came to mind, but with added baking spices. The acidity is balanced, and the sugar level is nice and low, not at all cloying. With a little time the alcohol completely mellows out and leaves just a nice clean wine. This is a steal at ~$11/bottle. I’m curious about the apple wine! Hoping it’ll be available to taste tomorrow at the RPM farewell party
Nom! Yay, thank you for sneaking some dessert wines in, and a fun mix. I actually really love when there’s multiple varieties in a case, it makes it really fun to compare them. (I still want a fuko style grab bag of wine at some point. As long as we can make sure there’s none of that mad ape den in it. shudders)