Andis Estate, Kapela Vineyard
September 6, 10, 15 & October 9
14 months in 25% New French Oak barrels
Temperature controlled Steel Tanks with AM/PM pumpovers
Painted Fields Sierra Côtes
2021 Rhone Blend Style
91pts Wine Enthusiast
Sierra Côtes is a wonderful expression of mountain fruit grown throughout the Sierra Foothills wine region. The days are hot; still, the nights are cooler – creating a perfect Mediterranean micro-climate for delicate Rhone-style grapes like Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. This provides the ideal ripening in the vines without the loss of acidity.
The wine carries spicy notes of licorice, nutmeg, and crushed granite accent, a juicy yet briskly balanced wine marked by a mineral lift.
"This Rhône-style red shows good depth of flavor, well-integrated oak and a supple tannic structure. You'll find notes of black cherry, black plum, violets, anise, cacao, nutmeg, pecan skins and forest floor." — Stacy Briscoe
volcanic Sierra Series soils – primarily sandy clay loam derived from decomposed granite
62% Syrah from Andis Estate, Kapela Vineyard. 26% Mourvedre from Kapela Vineyard. 12% Grenache Noir from Andis Estate
The wine carries spicy notes of licorice, nutmeg, and crushed granite accent—a juicy yet briskly balanced wine marked by a mineral lift.