This California native is deep ruby in color with soft raspberry and strawberry aromas. The palate is layered with nuances of oak, structured by smooth tannins that help offer a rich finish. Pair with balsamic-y salads or tender roast pork (or as a day-drinking red).
Martin Ray Winery is located in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and sources its grapes from the best vineyards California has to offer. Winemaker Courtney Benham founded the wintery in 2001 on the belief that great wine is the sum of more than just good grapes — that it’s the result of all that goes into making the wine itself. With creativity at the helm, the winery expert consultants and top-tier growers. “I love the challenge of creating incredible wines that overdeliver,” says Benham. “That’s where I like to play.”
- Farming Practices: Sustainable
- Harvesting Method: Manual
- Soils: Goldridge
- Fermentation: Low intervention; Cold-soaked and saignéed; 8-12 days fermentation at moderate temperatures
- Yeast: Partial native
- Maturation: 9 months in 40% new French oak