2012 Gallica Suzuri Red Shake Ridge Ranch Amador CountyBlend from United States
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"More muscular than the previous two vintages, this bottling from Shake Ridge Vineyard has all the vitality and charm of Grenache, made all the more interesti...
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2012 Suzuri Red Wine Shake Ridge Vineyard, Gallica's Grenache-based blend, is supple and radiant throughout. Sweet rose petal, cinnamon ad complexity to a core of red stone fruits. The aromas and flavors are striking for their purity and definition, two sure-fire signs of dedicated farming. The 2012 should drink nicely for a number of years. Today it is flat-out delicious."
"More muscular than the previous two vintages, this bottling from Shake Ridge Vineyard has all the vitality
and charm of Grenache, made all the more interesting by the contribution of Syrah Noir, Mourvèdre and the
aromatic Viognier. Notes of bitter almond,
hibiscus tea, and the subtlety of mouthwatering smoked meats,
make these perfect food wines that transcend seasons.
All varieties are fermented separately with the exception of Syrah and Viognier, which are co-fermented. Located in the gently rolling Sierra foothills, farming at Shake Ridge Ranch is an entire family effort overseen by experienced grower Ann Kraemer. Geologically rich, this area is known for soils composed of schist, mica and quartz. ‘SUZURI’ describes the Japanese inspired ink prints on the Gallica label. One of the four essential tools of ancient calligraphy, the inkstone or ‘SUZURI’, is considered to be the soul and core of the artist's tools." -Winery
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, currant, blueberry, strawberry, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, spice box, cedar, orange blossom, acacia, violet and anise|