The Kobler Vineyard provides the backdrop to this wine, with pancetta and quince on the nose and lovely acidity on the palate. The Lawer Vineyard component promotes both earthy components of peat moss and fiddleheads and a dense mid-palate. Lastly, the wine would not be complete without the addition of Steiner Ranch Syrah. Grilled meats and graphite are classic Steiner Ranch characteristics, on full display in this Cuvée Christine. This is a beautiful Cuvée Christine with great freshness on the palate and well-woven tannin and will continue to show gracefully for many years to come.Visit Our Store
The 2015 Cuvée Christine is a blend of Syrah sourced from the Kobler Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River, the Lawer Vineyard in Knight’s Valley and Steiner Ranch on Sonoma Mountain.
Native-yeast fermentation (25% whole-cluster) with 18 months [simple_tooltip content=”French term for the progression of wine from fermentation to bottling. Similar to the English term upbringing.”]élevage[/simple_tooltip] in 33% new French oak barrels.
14.6% ABV • 395 cases
The nose opens with pancetta and quince along with peat moss and fiddleheads. Grilled meats and graphite are classic Steiner Ranch characteristics on full display.