Gehricke Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
The 2016 Russian River Chardonnay opens with vibrant scents of lemon meringue, lime oil, floral jasmine and tuberose. As the Chardonnay sits and warms, it takes on a more tropical tone with pineapple and mango notes. Bright acidity on the palate is balanced with cream soda and candied lemon rind. The creaminess extends through the finish ending with a nice, complementary note of toasted baguette.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Gehricke Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2015The 2015 Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a blend of old vine Zinfandel and touch of Petite Sirah from the orange, iron-rich soil of Ponzo Vineyard. The Zinfandel on its own is fruity and jammy and Petite Sirah brings in complementary dark fruit flavors and density, resulting in a blend that is full-bodied and well-structured. Aromas are layered and fresh with ripe strawberries, raspberries and a subtle hint of leather. Secondary aromas consist of vanilla, spice and cinnamon stick. The spice carries through to the palate and is prominent. A soft and fruit forward entry displays flavors of dried raspberries and fresh red cherries. The next layer showcases a substantial amount of vanilla extract, caramel and butterscotch. A bright acidity alongside soft tannins keep the overall impact of the finish rounded and nicely balanced.