Saturday, December 10, 2016
#GreenValleyWine Tweet up With Robert Larsen, Sedition, Camlow & Scherrer Wines
First this was a very fine tasting start to finish and so grateful to be chosen with such an esteemed line up of bloggers. Tonight's focus was on #GreenValleyWine. Located in Sonoma County specifically the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley, it's one of the coolest appellations due to the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Varietals which thrive on this climate include chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah. The wines in our line up included the 2013 Sedition Chenoweth Vineyard Pinot Noir, a 2013 Camlow Magna Porcum (Big Pig) Vineyard Pinot Noir and finally a 2012 Scherrer Calypso Vineyard Syrah.
Up first we started with Sedition. Only 230 cases produced and aged 16 months in 33% new french oak. Made from 3 clones (Pommard, 667 and 828) the nose and mouth are rich and lush. Ripe cherry with a beautify earthy baking spice on the nose. The mouth is elegant with juicy cherry, cola and spice. The finish is long and juicy and I completely agree with the winemaker your glass begs for more. Absolute perfection!
Second wine of the evening was the Camlow Magna Porcum. 211 cases produced from 4 clones (Swan, Pommard, DRC & Calera) grown in the Big Pig Vineyard. Aged 15 months in new and used french oak barrels.I found loads of rich dark fruit and spice on the nose which screams drink me now. The mouth was both juicy and soft with the dark cherry and plumb with a long finish. Loved too the spice on the finish as this baby warmed me up. Another excellent over the top pinot!
Final wine of the evening was the Scherrer Syrah with a case production of just 67. The very small vineyard for these grapes are a tad higher in elevation and warmer which will give this wine a slight different profile year to year. The minute I pulled the cork the aromas raced from the glass. Blackberry, mocha, chocolate intertwined with floral notes and a peppery spice. The mouth big yet soft almost regal like with the dark rich fruit followed by a splash of red fruit leaving you craving more. The pepper spice gives the wine a sassy kick. I may have just tasted one of the best Syrah's produced.
Thanks to our owners and winemakers for treating us to this wonderful tasting this evening. Please visit their websites by clicking the links to purchase and taste these wines. I promise you will love them.