Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 Points "The 2013 Cuvée Alis Estate (66% Grenache, 22% Mourvèdre and 12% Syrah) is a hefty, high-octane style (15.6% alcohol) with loads of kirsch liqueur, pepper, lavender, earth and underbrush. It is Provençal, deep, full-bodied, and a total lusty treat. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."
Winemaker's Notes: Our Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are organically grown in several small vineyard blocks high above Sonoma Valley on a sun-washed western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. These blocks comprise a tiny part of our 100-acre ranch, which borders and shares red, iron-oxide volcanic soils with our neighbor, the highly acclaimed Monte Rosso Vineyard, a source of superb wines for well over a century. We have situated our vines in the perfect spots for each variety. The Syrah and Grenache are planted on the upper property, in a block we call Bobcat Run, which lies in a cool hollow open to the southwest, with rows running north/south for good sun and warmth without excessive exposure. The Mourvèdre, a slower ripening variety, is on a steep and rocky sliver of hillside with thin, well-drained soil and heavy exposure to the sun.
- Red Blend
- Sonoma Valley