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Loomis Estate Vineyards "Alimony" Grande Cuvée Estate Grown NV Red Blend

Loomis Estate Vineyards

NV Rhone-style red blend
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA

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With your case (12 bottle) purchase of the Loomis Estate "Alimony" Grand Cuvée, please also enjoy a private, mountain top tasting and tour at the breathtaking Loomis Estate Vineyards with Jeff Loomis. This experience is not open to the public and requires a reservation.
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Tasting Notes:
Everywhere you look in the Napa Valley, you’ll easily find Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. However, Rhône-style red blends are the exception to the rule, and something unique for your wine-drinking pleasure! “Alimony” is a lush blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvédre and Counoise. A gleaming, transparent red appearance, this wine has a lot to discover on its aromatic nose – rich plum, ripe blackberry liquor and fresh sweet cranberry fruit intermingles with bakeshop notes of cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar. Subtle hints of dried lavender and rosemary, sage herbs, licorice spice and sandalwood add depth and complexity. Full and mouthwatering on the palate, with delightfully persistent, lingering tannins which provide balance and structure. Enjoy this wine now through the next few years.
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Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel 
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  • Grapes
    Blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvédre, Counoise
  • Region
    Mountain Estate Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    150 cases
  • Alcohol
    15.6%
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2021
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Winemaker:
Rudy Zuidema and Associate Winemaker Michael Andrews
About the Winemaker:
With almost 30 years of winemaking experience in the Napa Valley, Rudy has worked with some of the most esteemed vineyards and wineries. His passion and focus on making wine for premium estate programs has never been more evident than in his role with Loomis Estate. In the vineyard, he follows organic and biodynamic farming practices that naturally enhance the flavor diversity demonstrated by the vineyard’s rich tapestry of individual blocks. In the winery he emphasizes classic, small-lot techniques and gentle handling to craft balanced wines that embody a sense of place with elegance, purity and power.
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About the Vineyard:
When you reach the sky, turn left. Loomis’ Estate Vineyard sits at a heady elevation on a single mountain estate surrounded by an oak forest. During a study abroad in college, Founder Jeff Loomis fell in love with the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and he channeled this love for the Rhône varietals into his estate. The four carefully nurtured acres came to life on steeply sloped hillsides overlooking green valleys, forests of native oaks and wildlife.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
We borrowed inspiration from Krug (our favorite bubbly) and call these wines Grande Cuvées since they are multi-vintage blends from 6 clones of Syrah, 3 Grenache Noir, Mourvédre, and Counoise.
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Experiment with braised dishes and stews complimented by herbs typical of the southern Rhône, including lavender, fennel, and anise. Try a white bean cassoulet with duck confit or slow roasted pork or lamb in a wine-based sauce. The full body and spiciness of the wine will also compliment dishes such as Moroccan Tagine, Spanish Paella, Indian Curry and British Shephard’s Pie. On the grill, try a Ribeye with a side of baby bella (crimini) mushrooms.
About the Winery
Loomis Estate Vineyards Established in 2007, Loomis Estate Vineyards is relatively new to the Napa Valley, but already creating exceptional wines. Jeff Loomis, founder and vintner of Loomis Family Vineyards, doesn't like to be told no. When he purchased the majestic mountain property that would become his home and vineyard, he was told he couldn't grow Rhône varietals there. He's had a passion for Rhône wines ever since studying abroad and cycling through Chateauneuf du Pape in the South of France. Learn more