The Plum Orchard Vineyard is located in the Templeton Gap District and made up of sandy soils. It's a gorgeous wine with a silky texture, bright red fruit with a bit of white pepper and herbaceousness.
Turtle Rock Vineyards Claude's Cuvee Red Blends 2017 750ml
Polished and multilayered, with compelling black raspberry, licorice and smoky pepper notes that take on richness toward refined tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Mataro, Tempranillo and Carignane. Drink now through 2029.
Still delicious, flexing, but drinkable. Big cherry, plum, loam, spicy white and black pepper. Moderate acidity, somewhat plush mouthfeel, but big power on the finish. Went great with wood grilled lamb chops.