Lot #16 CRESCERE
SINGLE BARREL PROPRIETARY RED BLEND
- Alexander Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
This is a selection of the best blend of the best grapes from the Crescere property. Proprietary Red Blend has always been the designation for this wine – however this lot is unique as a special single barrel selection. It reflects the careful fruit selection, new French oak barrel programs, and the newest developments in fermentation vessels and winemaking techniques.
Crescere is a boutique, family-owned winery and a partnership between the Reynoso family and Atelier Melka. The Reynosos purchased the 500-acre property in the rolling hillsides of the Alexander Valley in 1994 and replanted 150 acres with vines. The rest of the ranch remains home to oaks, madrones, knob cone pine, bay, manzanita, honey producing bees, wild turkeys, and more dogs than could ever possibly be counted. The family also grows olives, apples, table grapes, kiwis, stone fruit, pomegranates, and citrus.
Expect notes of plum and blackberry with earthy tones of fresh tilled soil, tar, and granite and undertones of sweet tobacco with a faint hint of basil and vanilla after it has opened up a bit. This wine is rich and full bodied with refreshing acidity underneath to keep you coming back for more.
WINEMAKER(S): Atelier Melka – Philippe Melka & Mayaan Koschitzky
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: October 2024
National Distribution: CA, FL, GA, NC, OK, SC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.