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Located in the heart of the Anderson Valley, the Gowan Creek Vineyard features a unique terroir with elements from the valley’s warmer regions and its cooler, northern “deep end.” The vineyard offers an ideal southwestern exposure and an array of separate vineyard blocks carefully tailored to each site and soil type. The expressive wine produced from these vines displays beautiful inky depth and robust untamed fruit flavours.
Lovely weather throughout summer allowed for abundant hangtime and ideal ripening. The temperate conditions continued into autumn, ensuring that every block and vineyard was picked at the height of perfection. As a result, the 2018 wines are beautifully aromatic, with striking natural acidity, rich textures, and alluring varietal flavours.
Exuding fragrant layers of blackberry, blueberry, ripe red plum, black tea, anise and pennyroyal, this wine is dark, rich and complex. The blue and black fruit flavours are echoed on the bright and juicy palate, where they are underscored by a shimmering cool-climate acidity that provides length and persistence to a long, mouth-filling finish.
“Precise and minerally, with hints of ripeness to the dark cherry and dried raspberry flavours, supported by rich acidity. Nuances of white pepper midpalate lead to a long finish that is richly spiced.” 93 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, September 2021
“Wonderful cinnamon and toasted oak aromas lead to equally spicy flavors of red and black cherries, cloves and cedar in this full-bodied, moderately tannic wine. For all its richness it is well balanced and appetizing. Best now to 2028.”
93 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, March 2022