The grapes from this vintage come predominantly from Chalice Vineyard, the estate planting owned by Richard Boyles and Pamela Frye near Eugene. Aromas lead with raspberry, sweet red plums and some sweet herbal notes. The fruits are joined on the palate with blackberry and purple fruits. The full and rich midpalate with silky soft tannins finishes nicely with notes of raspberry. Iris Vineyards and winemaker Aaron Lieberman has been on a roll in recent months, having won a double gold medal for this wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and gold medals with four other wines at last fall’s New Orleans International Wine Awards.
Production: 3,400 cases
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