Amberhill Secret Red Blend 2012
Ready to be enjoyed immediately, the 2012 Secret Red Blend offers enticing aromas of ripe red strawberries and cherry and notes of rhubarb and mocha that open to delightful hints of plums and blueberries. On the palate jammy red raspberries, strawberries lead to a silky and soft finish of lingering candied fruits.
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.