Lot #20 EKTIMO WINERY
REDOLENT RUBELLITE RHAPSODY
Ektimo Green Valley Estate
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“Redolent Rubellite Rhapsody” comes from a one acre estate block of Dijon 115 Pinot Noir. The barrel that captured the essence of the 2022 vintage was selected for this auction lot, showcasing its youthful beauty while teasing with its alluring potential. “Redolence” is for the aromatic appeal that emerges on release. “Rubellite” is for the crystalline clarity of the translucent red hues that glisten in the glass. “Rhapsody” denotes the powerful expression of the Pinot Noir in an informal structure that reflects the passion and enthusiasm for this project.
As proprietors of one of few Asian-owned wineries in California, the Xie family, three brothers and one daughter chose Sonoma County to launch their dream and aspirations of making world class wines in 2013. They are proud to introduce this exclusive, inaugural offering as their Sonoma County Barrel Auction lot to launch their Pinot Noir adventure.
This wine shows delicate aromas of jasmine and cherry orchard in bloom as they intermingle with the notes of Alpine strawberry and cedar. On the palate, tart Royal Ann cherry and blackcurrant play with subtler tones of candied apple and Darjeeling tea. The sleek and elegant silky texture finishes dry, yet lingers enticingly tempting you to the next sip.
WINEMAKER(S): Aaron Piotter
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: November 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: March 2024
National Distribution: CA, CO, GA, ID, MN, NV, TN
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.