Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2013 Inspiration Vineyards Inspiracio Sonoma Valley

Tucked in beautiful Sonoma County on 6 acres in the Russian River Valley Appellation, we find Jon Phillips owner/winemaker of Inspiration Vineyards. I tasted a few of Jon's wines several years ago and have been a fan ever since. Very excited when this 2013 was offered on Cellar Angels a few months back giving me the opportunity to sip and give back.

The 2013 Inspiracio is a blend of 55% Marsanne, 18% Viognier and 27% Roussanne. Harvest started Sept 19. 2013 and completed Oct 15, 2013. The wine was fermented in stainless steel in 3 lots with Viognier being blended to achieve balance.Only 111 cases produced.

On the nose tart green apple with hints of apricot, tropical fruit and a burst of floral notes. Love the aromatics and freshness of the wine. The mouth is full of apple and apricot with a hint of the tropics. Refreshing citrus notes on the finish. My palate screamed more on each empty glass. I paired this wine with chicken stir fry as well as some Havarti cheese. What a pairing. Well done Jon. Fans of Rhone wines I highly recommend this gem.

Swing by the tasting room on your next visit to Santa Rosa located at 3360 Coffey Lane Suite E Santa Rosa open Friday-Sunday 11am to 4:30pm. Meet the winemaker who has a passion for pleasing your palate with his wines.


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