Region: Carmel Valley/Mendocino County
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon,/Valdiguie
The third bottling of the Cabernet Sauvignon-based Another Shore blend highlights Massa Vineyard. Massa was once known as The Durney Vineyard, which was the very first vineyard planting in the Carmel Valley AVA in the late 1960s, and has been certified organic since the 1980s when this block of vines were planted. This stunning site sits at considerable elevation (1300’) and just a few miles inland from the famous Monterey Bay.
The tiny, tannin-driven Cabernet berries show the coastal, cool-climate influence through an unmistakable blue-fruited, lifted aroma. Old-vine Valdiguié from Ricetti Vineyard (Redwood Valley) is blended in for red-fruited mellowness on the palate. The result is a luxurious, complex red blend.