Wine Maker Notes
Picture a land of independent thinkers, breathtaking natural beauty, and rocky hillside vineyards rising above the headwaters of a great river. This is Mendocino, inspiration for Sketchbook wines. These limited bottlings reflect not only the exceptional grapes from which they are produced, but also the free spirited personalities of those who call Mendocino home. This full-bodied dry red wine displays a dark scarlet color and a youthful, complex aroma of ripe, sweet cherries imbued with hints of cassis and cedar. Its warm, expansive cherry and blackcurrant flavors are well-structured and extend into a long, fruitful finish enriched by toasty oak tones. Enjoy this wine with red meats, hearty red-sauced pastas, lamb, ripe cheese and dark chocolate.