The 2012 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of fresh blueberries, toasted brioche, black cherries, and mocha, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with blackberries, dark currants, and clove while it layers supple and round coating tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine is perhaps its most distinguishing trait – mouth-coating with an endless finish. Be certain to have a second bottle on hand, the first won't last very long.
This wine pairs great with bbq pork spareribs, filet mignon or Penne alla'Amatriciana with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, pancetta and pecorino cheese.
"Hailing from a vineyard planted at 2,200 feet on the slope of an extinct volcano, this unconventional blend of syrah, malbec, mourvedre and petite sirah—fermented without inoculation—carries a plump and floral ripeness that’s satisfying. It’s girded by firm, glinting black tannins that seem to speak directly to Lake County's volcanic terroir. It’s a great buy, and would sing with juicy lamb shoulder."
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