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Field-blended Wines
Estate-grown, Sustainably-farmed

2003 Medley® Alegría Vineyards

5 stars - Restaurant Wine

Tasting Notes

Spicy fruit and floral notes combine with cedar and smoky oak to create a captivating aroma. The smooth, rich texture embraces the delicious flavors of plums, cherry, mixed berries, cedar and spice. Each taste reveals another layer of nuanced flavors.

Winemaker Notes

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. 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.

More than 15 grape varieties were hand-harvested on five days, over a five-week period. They were fermented and aged in five different lots, each a field blend. Drawing on the complementary varieties from our vineyard, this harmonious blend of field blends was composed just before bottling.

Harvest Dates:

Oct. 2, 11, 29, 30 & Nov. 4, 2003

Brix at Harvest:

24° (average)

Barrel Program:

Aged for 18 months in French & American oak barrels; 10% new oak

Bottled:

April 28, 2005

Case Production:

187

Release Date:

September 2005

AppellationRussian River Valley
Varietal48% Cabernet Franc, 16% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 2% each Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, and Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot, and 7% various red and black muscats
PairingMedium-bodied and full-flavored with a sweet vanilla and ripe berry finish, this unique harmonious blend pairs well with dishes as diverse as coq au vin and paella.
Alcohol14.20%
Bottle750ml
ph Level3.62
TA0.56 g/100ml