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Element 79 Vineyards

2016 Rare Earth

2016 Rare Earth
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Like the Rare Earth elements, this wine is a rare find! A blend of 66% Petite Sirah and 34% Viognier creating a harmonious marriage between a big red wine and a big mouthy white wine. This exciting blend is medium Garnet in color with a big cherry nose that would make Rudolf jealous. Aromas of cherry, caramel and coconut. Flavors of sugar plum and a palate showing balanced acid and subdued tannins are the result of this varietal marriage.

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SKU: 2016RareEarth
Wine Specs
Petit Sirah / Viognier
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tom senter
(Apr 22, 2019 at 5:39 PM)
The quality of the blend is excellent. The Viognier especially helps this wine form a soft / supple flavor profile. We found the longevity of the flavors (tannins, fruit, acid) to significantly wane once the wine was poured into a glass and exposed to oxygen. It became less dimensional on the palette. Suggest pouring, drinking and enjoying in the moment.

Micah's Gravatar
(Apr 27, 2019 at 6:47 PM)
We bought a bottle / took it home / opened it. Made some light Fettuccini with vegetables and a little Italian Sausage. The wine was both over-powered, then faded into bleakness. We think the Viognier was a good bland but maybe too much of it. We poured half the bottle out.

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