Wine

A TASTE OF THE WILDERNESS

Savor this unique wine sourced from a hidden gem known as Mendocino Ridge.  This non-contiguous isolated appellation is the epitome of high elevation coastal farming.   The rugged and steep hillsides require costly and extreme farming techniques, but the result is grapes which are highly sought by premium winemakers.  Low vigor vines produce small sized, loosely packed clusters with tiny berries creating wines with unique flavors from this distinct microclimate – just nine miles from the Pacific Ocean, as the crow flies . . .  Above the fog and closer to the sun, with all its glory, Mendocino Ridge is truly about Farming in the Wilderness™.

2015 Murder Ridge Pinot Noir

72 cases produced

Vineyard:  Perli

Bottled:  July 26,  2016

Cooperage: 33% one year old, 66% old native ferment

Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Price:  $48

THE WINE

Garnet in appearance with intense, inviting aromas of wild cherry and cinnamon stick. Rich flavors of cranberry and plum resonate from this multi-dimensional wine. An opulent mid-palate layered with bright berry notes and mild tannins exhibits the characteristic fresh acidic core indicative of the Mendocino Ridge appellation. Minimally handled and sustainably farmed, this artisan wine is a classic example of high elevation Pinot Noir

2015 Murder Ridge Zinfandel

70 cases produced

Vineyard:  Perli

Bottled:  May 16, 2017

Cooperage: 30% one year old, 70% neutral

Price:  $38

Exclusively French Oak Barrels

This complex, elegant Zin exudes inviting notes of violet and rose petal aromas, so characteristic of wines from Perli Vineyards. Bright raspberry and stone fruit flavors are interwoven with layers of sweet tannins, allspice and black pepper. A smooth full-bodied palate integrates the high elevation crisp acidic core with bold, fruit forward notes and a touch of minerality.

2014 Murder Ridge Wildlands Zinfandel

70 cases produced

Vineyard:  Perli & Fashauer

Bottled:  March 8,  2016

Cooperage: 50% one year old, 50% neutral

Price:  $35

Exclusively French Oak Barrels

A bright food friendly Zinfandel with hints of dried cherry, citrus and raspberries.  A beautiful floral perfumey nose leads to crisp clean flavors structured with a mineral backbone. Grapes from Fashauer Vineyard are a classic old Italian field blend – Zinfandel with a smattering of Carignane, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Petite Sirah, which enhances the richness and complexity of Perli Vineyards Zinfandel.