Peake Ranch 2017 Bellis Noir
An homage to Daisy, our beloved winery dog. Daisy is a huge part of the family, as well as the entire Peake Ranch team. As for the name, Bellis means Bella in Latin, with Noir representing the red, dark qualities of this wine. Bellis Noir is a blend that combines the brightness of Grenache and brooding aspect of Syrah, resulting in a wine showing intricate fruit notes of acai and blue fruits. The cool climate contributes to an herbal tone, with fennel, dill and peppermint surfacing on the palate. An ample, round and solid tannic core provides for a long, satisfying finish.
Blend: 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
About Peake Ranch:
Peake Ranch specializes in cool climate Pinot Noir, Rhone-style blends, and Chardonnay from their three highly sought after estate vineyards John Sebastiano, Sierra Madre, and Peake Ranch. Originally made by Paul Lato, he continues to consult for the winery with current winemaker Wynne Solomon.
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