Surrounding Russian Hill Winery is Tara Vineyard, named in honor of the stately home on the property. Block 1 of Tara Vineyard is on the southerly facing slope of lean soils and abundant river rock. A challenging site for grapegrowing, this block became the special project of owner Ellen Mack, who personally provides its viticultural care, from winter pruning to dropping fruit in the summer. This personalized care and attention has made Ellen's block the prize of Tara Vineyard.
A velvety wine with rich, intense flavors of plums and cassis intertwined with cocoa, toffee and chocolate. A floral nose hints of orange peel and exotic spices. This is a beautiful wine with elegance and concentration that we expect will age gracefully for many years.