2002 Medley® Alegría Vineyards
Gold Medal - 2005 Grand Harvest Awards
Santé Gold Star Award - 2005
Our 2002 Medley with its fusion of 15 varietals creates an enticing wine with perfumey aromas of cedar, spice, ripe berries, and sweet oak. Gentle tannins and balanced acids add to the elegance of this full-flavored, medium-bodied blend. A soft mouthfeel, fat middle, and long finish accompany the smooth, rich flavors of creamy vanilla, bright, spicy fruit, and aromatic cedar.
Like a musical medley (an arrangement of interwoven melodies), our Medley is a unique vineyard composition. Each vintage, we work with our consulting winemaker Alison Green Doran to create a special and unique blend from the various varieties we grow. It is a true field-blend, reflecting the terroir, diverse grape varieties, historic plantings in our Alegría Vineyards, and the challenges of each growing season. Medley represents the essence of Alegría Vineyards.
For our 2002 Medley, 15 grape varieties were hand-harvested on six days, over a seven-week period, from 13 different blocks. They were fermented and aged in five separate mixed lots, based on varietal origins. Drawing on the complementary varieties from our vineyard, this harmonious blend was composed just before bottling.
Sept. 24, Oct. 15, 22, 24,3 0, Nov. 6 & 22, 2002
Brix at Harvest:
Aged for 16 months in 60% French and 40% American oak; 10% new oak
March 25, 2004