2013 Acorn Medley Alegria Vineyards, Russian River Valley
94 points & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast
92 points - Zinfandel Chronicles
90 points - Purely Domestic Wine Report
Layers of inviting aromatics fill the nose—red and black raspberry, plum, pomegranate, and spicy pepper mingle with traces of orange peel, white floral, and leather. The fruit-forward entry reveals a blend of Bing and Rainier cherries, mixed berries, plum, and dried strawberry. A hint of mocha and spice weaves through the juicy texture, expanding as the round, lush flavors linger on the finish.
Like a musical medley (an arrangement of interwoven melodies) each vintage of ACORN Medley is a unique composition. It reflects the unusual diversity of the 60+ grape varieties we grow, the terroir of our Alegría Vineyards, and our field-blending tradition.
For each vintage, Medley is our first priority. We create this elegant “blend of blends” to capture the flavors of the year in our vineyards, and 2013 was a nearly perfect year.
24% Syrah, 20% Sangiovese,12% Zinfandel,11% Cinsaut, 11% Muscats, 7% Dolcetto, 4% Blue Portuguese, 3% Alicante Bouschet,1% Petite Sirah,and 7% other varieties.