2009 Counoise Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Bottled, Owl Hill Vineyard
$26.00 per bottle (only $23.40 when you buy a case or more)
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Brilliant earth red colors. Aromas of plum, raspberry, flowers and strawberry. Flavors of raspberry, dried cherry, fig, plum and spice. Round lush lingering finish.
Pronounced coon-wahz. Counoise is an obscure Rhone variety similar to Cinsaut with soft tannins and round fruit flavors. It is an important ingredient of some Rhone wines from Chateaneuf-du-Pape.
RARE:There are only 2 acres in Sonoma County compared to 10,192 acres of Pinot Noir.
This wine comes exclusively from Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, on the southeast-facing hillsides near the winery. This tiny vineyard grows in rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil. In this soil the vines have very low vigor and they produce a limited amounts of grapes with distinctive, full, rich and classic varietal character.
100% Counoise, Estate grown. Aged 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Unfined. Delicious soft fruit character.
Drink now to 2017.
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98 cases made.