Jessica Tarpy Shaheen, joined former Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy Erickson at “Favia Erickson Winegrowers” in 2008, where she had the good fortune to work alongside true masters of their craft (the great viticulturist Annie Favia her husband ace winemaker Andy Erickson). She also worked with several other outstanding growers Mike Wolf, Terry Wilson, Lee Hudson, Phil Coturri and Ann Kraemer.
The “Shake Ridge” vineyard is a warm, sun-kissed site, high on the slopes of Amador, at the base of the Sierra Mountains. The combination of high altitude and cool air drainage from the mountains allows temperatures to drop significantly in the evening, with a diurnal shift of up to 60 degrees. This juxtaposition translates to rich fruit flavors, while retaining freshness and acidity. Meticulously farmed by Ann Kraemer, the Tempranillo and Graciano come from the original planting of Duero clones in the F Block, embedded in iron-rich volcanic soils with quartz outcroppings. Shake Ridge Vineyards supplies fruit to bevy of notable winemakers (Helen Keplinger, Rosemary Cakebread), etc.
Gather 2014 “Decimo” Proprietary Red, Shake Ridge Vineyard
~ GGWC 44.99 ~
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With a vibrant ruby hue and aromas of Luxardo cherries and violet, the 2014 Gather lures you in with savory notes of dried herbs and five-spice with a hint of lavender that carries over to the palate. As you delve in, layers of star anise, cocoa, espresso, cherry, raspberry, ripe black plum and subtle Amaro and are revealed for a truly complex yet highly quaffable experience. Lush and silky tannins give way to refreshing, balanced acidity, and a long, lingering finish. The blend is composed of 94% Tempranillo and 6% Graciano. ONLY Six barrels produced.
Notable Wine List Placements:
The 2014 Gather is on the following well-regarded wine lists: The French Laundry, Morimoto Napa, Cole’s Chophouse, Chateau Marmont, Wayfare Tavern, Redd Restaurant, Solage Calistoga, Element Restaurant, Farmstead Restaurant, etc.
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