|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Massively concentrated Rhone-style red blend from Superstar winemaker Matt Cline|
|Why now?||Exclusive early release on sale - $48 from the winery – only $35!|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||93WE | 92WA|
|What is it?||Sonoma & Contra Costa County Rhone-style Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||Syrah · Carignan · Cinsault · Mourvedre · Petite Sirah | ABV 15.1%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods & Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Creative Dinner complemented by a Creative Red Blend|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ includes free shipping|
Three Wine Company SMC 2014 | Massively concentrated Rhone-style Blend
Three Wine Company SMC 2014 displays black on black from color to taste. The palate suggests macerated blackberries and black cherries soaked in kirsch with streaks of lavender and crushed violets. Packed with concentration from start to finish. Drink Now-2025.
93WE| This full-bodied, Rhône-style blend from winemaker Matt Cline gives a blast of dark, jammy fruit flavors. While nicely concentrated and persistent on the palate and through the finish. Firm tannins match the power of the fruit, lending an appetizing grip to the otherwise rich mouthfeel.
Petaluma Gap | California’s newest AVA &
The story of Matt’s Three Wine Company SMC 2014, begins with his work, scouring the Petaluma Gap—the country’s newest AVA. Which is already gaining a reputation as a place where you can practically bottle the wind. Formerly a part of the Sonoma and Marin counties. The limits of this subregion are literally defined by where the salty, brisk breezes blowing off the Pacific maintain a speed of at least 8 mph. Cutting a 15-mile gap through the coastal hills. This wind tunnel of an AVA stays cool as the inland valley heats up. While temperatures sometimes swinging by as much as 40 degrees, plus fog coating the vines till the morning sun is high in the sky.
Winemaker Matt Cline
So in other words, Petaluma Gap offers simply pristine conditions for producing complex wine. Syrah dominates this mouthwatering Rhône blend: balanced, elegant, intensely aromatic. Those windy conditions make for berries that are thick-skinned and tiny, packed with phenolic compounds, vibrant acidity, and powerful structure.
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To achieve the wine’s rich, rounded mouthfeel, Matt Cline blended in the meaty, rustic warmth of Mourvèdre and velvety-smooth Carignan, both from thick-trunks of bush-trained vines planted in the loamy Delhi sands of Cline’s Bigelow Vineyard.