Storrs Rhone Red 2006

Storrs, Santa Clara County, Two Creek Vineyard, Red Wine 2006 The nose features a big heft of vanilla and freshly split oak. The oaky flavors carry through on the palate, with ripe black fruit and warmth.

I can’t believe as I go through my notes that this is the first review I’ve posted on a wine from Storrs. I’ve been a fan for years, since meeting Pamela and Steve years back when I worked at Safeway in Los Gatos, too many years ago.

The grapes behind this Rhone blend are 60% Syrah, 22% Grenache and 18% Grand Noir. Quoting the Oxford, Grand Noir was bred from Petit Bouschet and Aramon and is all but extinct in France today. The wine was aged in 70% French and 30% American oak. Produced and bottled in Santa Cruz 15.2% available at the winery at a price I can’t put my finger on, a gift to the class from the SFCWC Storrs Winery

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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