Aril Red Wine Kick Ranch, Sonoma County 2017
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Proprietary Blend of Syrah (Clone 470), Cabernet and Petite Verdot
Mostly destemmed. Primary & secondary fermentation occurred naturally with native yeast over the course of ten days.
Élevage: French oak barrels (33% new)
275 Cases Produced Alc.: 14.5% pH: 3.80 Winemaker/Viticulturist: Ehren Jordan
Kick Ranch Vineyard brings together a stellar mix of terroir showcasing the best in this varietal while we stay true to its Rhône roots where our winemaker, Ehren Jordan, also established his winemaking skills.
Kick Ranch is a geologically diverse sustainably farmed hillside site (certified) on the western side of the northern flank of Spring Mountain which separates Sonoma and Napa Counties. An amazing mix of volcanic, rocky, clay loam vineyard soils contribute a rich minerality. Kick Ranch’s vine rows are laid out for perfect sun exposure with a 20-mile vista down to the Petaluma Wind Gap, providing cool nights and foggy mornings preserving acidity, and balance.
2017 will be Kick Ranch's seventh year of producing an outstanding vintage for Aril Wines. The near-perfect 2017 growing season started as a mild spring and warm summer allowed for even ripening, resulting in wines with intense flavors and balanced acidity. Wines from the 2017 vintage were quietly developing in cellars throughout the valley and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift it appears Mother Nature has given them: a seventh consecutive vintage of stellar quality Sonoma County wines.