This is a field blend vineyard, Sonoma Valley 100% Estate grown grapes. This vineyard is dry farmed, head pruned and a traditional Sonoma field blend: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Carignan, Mourvedre and Grenache all farmed together, harvested together and fermented together. Very rich, complex, robust blend with hints of blackberry, raspberry and chocolate.
124 cases produced
The Idell Family Vineyards COMPOUND is a G-S-M blend from two spectacular vineyards. The Mourvèdre and Grenache are sourced from the Steel Plow vineyard, farmed by viticulturalist Phil Coturri. The Steel Plow vineyard soils are primarily igneous volcanic rock and clay. The Sryah is from our estate Oscar® vineyard and is located on land which was part of the original Carriger Estate of Nicholas Carriger who came to Sonoma in 1846 and purchased his 1000 acre parcel from General Vallejo. Carriger reportedly was the first American to grow wine grapes in Sonoma Valley. The vineyard is in an area with plentiful round river rocks abounding, likely a result of an alluvial stream deposit or landslide that cascaded rocks and volcanic soil into one spot in the valley below Sonoma Mountain, to the West of the vineyard. Grenache 65%, Syrah 19%, Mourvèdre 16%.
The Idell Family Vineyards COMPOUND is medium-bodied, lush and very vibrant, with notes of cherry, vanilla, spiced berry, black pepper and coffee. Rated 92 by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, described as “Full-bodied, opulent and spicy in the mouth, the plush tannins add to the decadence of the palate while a refreshing line provides energy to the finish.”
94 cases produced
$49 per bottle
Oscar 2015 Sonoma Valley – Syrah
The 2015 Oscar Syrah is as fantastic as previous years! This Syrah is a rich, complex wine; smooth, and jammy, it it fruit-forward with lots of blackberry and current. This delightful Syrah has received rave reviews year after year. Delightful to drink now or to hold onto for that special occasion in years to come. Rated 91 points by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate and described as “…Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe black berries and spicy flavors with a frame of rounded tannins and racy acid to support, finishing long and peppery.”
108 cases produced
$39.00 per bottle