2008 choepheroi

los olivos vineyard

los olivos vineyard

2008 choepheroi los olivos vineyard - LOS ANGELES RIVER WINE COMPANY
$100.00 each
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The Choephoroi are Libation Bearers. It is the title of a play by Aeschylus, and though the pouring of libations seems quite festive, it is also a serious task. This wine is both festive-- exuberant, energetic, powerful-- and serious-- in its intensity, minerality, and earthy base notes.

The fruit source is the Maldonado family's remarkable mist-bathed Chardonnay vineyard on Jamison Canyon bridging Napa and Suisun Valley. I have been eager to make my own wine from this vineyard for many years (Les Tenebres came from it); I feel very lucky to be sharing some of the fruit with the Maldonados.

Rich, vigorous, eager to mature

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  • Appellation california