This distinctive Sonoma County red blend shows notes of violet and raspberry, balanced with clove and cherries on the nose. Finely textured tannins lead to lingering flavors of cherry and hints of oak barrel nuance in the finish.
Blend: 48% Zinfandel, 27% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot
Appellation: Sonoma County: 74% Sonoma Valley, 21% Dry Creek Valley, 5% Alexander Valley
Barrel Regime: 15 months, 20% New American, French, Hungarian oak; 80% neutral oak
The Entrepreneurial Spirit of a California Wine Pioneer
In 1881 Madrone Vineyards owner, George Whitman granted a portion of his vineyard land to the Sonoma-Santa Rosa Railway. A historic train, “The Whitman Express”, brought passengers between San Francisco and Santa Rosa and played a pivotal role in the development of Sonoma. We pay tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of this California wine pioneer with The Whitman Express.
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"87 Points Silver Medal Highly Recommended
$14.95 Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of dried cherry, pomegranate, dried leaves, and fine furniture with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long earth, clove, and tobacco finish. A concentrated chewy red. 4/18/2019
Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cherry, pomegranate, dried leaves, and fine furniture
Nice price for stocking stuffers!! I see Cuyahoga and Medina counties are on the board. Any Rats out there? Definitely not impressed by the BTI description on taste of earth, clove, and tobacco! Eliminating the clove, it kinda makes it sound like this juice was mopped up from a bar floor after closing!! Need to know what type of fruit is showing up on the taste buds!
Oh what the hell, I’m in. We now have three senior citizens (parents) and one adult “child” living with us so we can use more daily drinkers. Not that any of them are drinking wine, but with them all living with us, my husband and I are drinking more.