Gemme Cellars 2018 Suisun Valley Ruby
This is the first late harvest dessert wine that we have produced from a blend of 52% Zinfandel and 48% Petite Sirah.
The grapes were grown on the hillside of Suisun (pronounced su-soon) Valley, east of Napa. Natural berry dehydration provides a unique intensity in the mouthfeel. This wine develops characters of prune, blackberry and strawberry. In the mouth, it offers notes of prune and strawberry, as well as raisin and licorice. After filtration and bottling, this sweet red wine tastes drier than it really is. In a few months, the initial burst of tannins will dissipate and expose even more sweet fruit characters.