Saturday, September 22, 2018

New wine from Caymus!

2016 Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif....$51.99
Durif is known in North America as Petite Sirah, as this wine is sourced from the Suisun Valley. A brooding dark color, this starts off with a wonderful combination of blue and dark fruits on the nose. The texture is marvelous, as is the bright acidity that creates a mouth-watering effect. Dark currant jelly, leather, cigar box and dark chocolate shaving flavors all beautifully combine in the glass, as this wine sings with class. This has the potential to age, however if approaching early be sure to give this a generous amount of air contact.
Rated 93/100 The International Wine Report

Grand Durif is our special wine produced from a little know valley, which has produced wine since 1862.  With climatic conditions equal to neighboring Napa Valley, the Suison Valley is renowned for its lush, flavorful fruits and vegetables.   Yet the Suisun soils and climate can also produce dark, exquisite and age-worthy wines that are rich and magnificent.  Our luxurious Durif is made following rigorous and uncompromising standards in both the vineyard and winery.   The winemaking process begins by thinning the crop by hand to ensure low yields of uniformly ripe clusters followed by long, cool fermentations and barrel ageing in oak.

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