2015 Hone #1: "Sakura" Blend

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27.5% Viognier, 18.3% Carignane, 18.3% Zinfandel, 18.3% Petite Sirah, 17.6% Grenache
Dry Creek Valley - Sonoma County
15.2% alcohol by volume

Our Hone series is devoted to honing our craft as winemakers, featuring new wines that we craft as opportunities arise to try new varietals, blends, and winemaking techniques.

Sakura is a blend of many of the varietals we make—and it has the complexity to show for it. Its nose feels like a perfect hybrid of Zinfandel and Carignane: brambles, cranberry, and a hint of spice. Sakura has rich oak and medium tannins, making it a great pre-dinner wine or pairing with white meats, pasta dishes, and Thai food. We've been bickering about it for a few days, but we settled on describing the finish as reminding us of and the caramelized crust of a fine creme brulee, without undue sweetness. This beautiful wine will age 3-5 years, but it's drinking perfectly right now. 

2015 Hone #1:  "Sakura" Blend