Relic Ritual

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Why you should try this wine:
This stuff is just the nectar of the vine. It has a huge nose of red and black fruits with licorice, spice and flowers. The texture is beautifully lush and smooth, letting the flavors of vanilla-soaked berries penetrate the taster’s senses. The wine hails from warm sites within Napa Valley with mostly shale sub-soils, and it shows in the wine’s powerful and intense finish. Aged for 10 months in 30% new French Oak barrels. 295 cases produced.

About the Winery:
We began Relic in 2001 with just a few barrels of Pinot Noir and have since continued to mine history for the old secrets in the making of Rhone varietals, Bordeaux varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. When we apply these traditional methods to our California climate, we find the resulting wines to be modern and vibrant, yet adamantly more complex and satisfying. Our goal is to make world-class wines that have all of the complexity, aromatics, nuance and concentration that one would expect from some of the best sites in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast.

Tasting Notes:
Good deep red.Raspberry, minerals and a hint of black olive on the nose. Saline, juicy and tightly wound, with good floral lift to the bright flavors of crushed black fruits, spices and wild herbs. Finishes spicy and lively, with hints of leather, olive and meat. – Stephen Tanzer – 90 points

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