Shale Terrace, 2008

$ 56.00

Within the Scherrer Vineyard there are several different soils. One vineyard site, the “Shale Terrace,” is located on a relatively deep, well-drained, fractured shale subsoil. It yields wines with an uncommon blend of richness and finesse. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration to capture the beauty and personality of this particular vineyard site.

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Winemaker's Notes

The low yields of this small block of vineyard made it impossible to satisfy the futures orders we normally have. We always offer a little less as futures than we really expect to bottle, for obvious reasons. If you missed out on the futures, there may actually be a few bottles available after bottling (shortly after this newsletter comes out). While it still has the signature ‘stone fruit thing,’ this Shale Terrace bottling is a bit more ‘serious’ than usual. The 1996 and 1997 vintages had a slight mouth-watering rhubarb-thing that is echoed here. 100 cases (hopefully) produced.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    California Grapevine May 2010

    Medium ruby; attractive, briary, peppery, sweet red berry fruit aroma with floral notes hinting of juniper; full body; forward, rich, plush, peppery, briary, red berry fruit flavors with pleasing mouth feel; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended. My score 88. Nick Ponomareff

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