Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier
Tasting Notes: Black fruit, Bright Cherry, Peppercorn, Floral
Jolie-Laide is a one-man operation based in a Sebastopol winery where winemaker Scott Schultz makes only 500 cases of wine a year under his own label.
The fruit for the 2017 Jolie-Laide Red, Shake Ridge Vineyard comes from an 18-hectare vineyard in the Sierra Foothills, owned and cared for by renowned farmer Ann Kraemer. He worked closely with Ann to identify specific blocks in which he could capture and express the terroir and totality of this special place. The purity of the fruit is striking. Noted with flavors of raspberry, red cherry, plum, tobacco, black pepper, red flowers, brambly black fruit, boysenberry, blueberry and chopped herbs which all flesh out in a deep, wonderfully expressive wine. Lamb will be a great pairing for this Rhone style blend.