2017 THE CRANE ASSEMBLY DISCIPLES RED WINE
Forged from ancient vines dating back to the 1880’s, and including the iconic Morisoli and Milat vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena, Disciples is a California style red blend that’s made in a plush, velvety and energetic style. The wine is masterfully blended by winemaker Kevin Fox and consulting winemaker Dave Phinney, whom many of you know as the founding winemaker at Prisoner and Orin Swift. If you love red blends, you have got to try this.
The 2017 Disciples checks in at 64% Zinfandel and 18% Petite Sirah, followed by Grenache and Syrah. The backbone of the wine comes from the Morisoli Vineyard which sits in the center of the Rutherford bench, and has been a longtime source for BV’s flagship Georges de Latour Cabernet, V. Sattui, Elyse, Orin Swift Mercury Head and the list goes on…
Dave Phinney is a master at blending and creating new and unique wines that are wildly delicious and irresistible upon release. The 2017 Disciples is packed with seductive red berries, plum, white pepper and tobacco. Antonio Galloni describes it best as flat-out gorgeous.
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