Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Eric Kent Spring Releases
We like them a lot. It is always a pleasure to support small production, high quality wine made by great people. In other words, the name of the game.
The first two Spring releases are in.
2008 Eric Kent Pinot Noir Russin River Valley
The first “appellation” Pinot Noir from Eric Kent and a wonderful house wine that delivers loads of drinking pleasure. Light ruby in color, with aromas of bing cherry and pomegranate. Offering up notes of cherry, raspberry, plum, and cola. Medium bodied and fruit forward with gentle but present tannins. The final blend consists of 93% Windsor Oaks, 4% Cleary and 3% Stiling Vineyard.
2007 Eric Kent Syrah Dry Stack Vineyard
2007 hearkens back to a cooler vintage like ‘05, but what a different wine! A clonal mix of 877, 174 and 470 – no Estrella River in this one – plus 1/3 whole-cluster fermentation and more time on the skins has made a wine with layers of complexity, wonderful depth, a medium to full body and great structure. Classy Syrah.