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Red Hills Lake County Red

It is a little less dense and brooding than previous vintages with heightened liveliness and vibrancy. Some whole clusters added to the fermenter and increased percentages of Grenache and Mourvedre have resulted in more exotic aromas and flavors with more approachable tannins. Still dark ruby and youthful, anise, smoked ham, black cherry and rose petal aromas draw you in. Flavors reflect the nose, expanding and lingering beautifully on the palate.

 Producer Peter Franus
 Region Red Hills Lake County
 Country United States
 Varietals GrenacheMourvèdre (Monastrell)Syrah (Shiraz)
 Vintage 2011

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on December 03, 2015

Delicious wine.  Lush, dense, and quite wonderful.  We give it a 4.5 out of 5!

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on September 30, 2015

This Wine is Glorious!!  If you were a novice - or even an experienced wine drinker - trying this wine blind, you would SWEAR this was a vintage Chateau-neuf-du-Pape!! Mouthwatering and full on the nose, with black fruit, pepper, red berries and blossoms, on the palate this wine has a vibrant, bright acidity that lifts the body and fills the senses. Silky, soft tannins and wonderful black and ripe red fruit flavours overwhelm your senses and give you that "Oh My!" moment (or Girl moment, as I like to call it! ;) ). But this wine is so well built, with firm acid, alcohol, tannin and fruit, that it should lay down for several years and only get better!  I can't wait to try this vintage in 5 years or so!! As a dedicated deciple of Australian GSM, I can say with authority Peter Franus has converted me!!

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on July 02, 2015
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About the Producer

Peter Franus

Peter Franus

Napa, California, United States Napa, California, United States

From the day we made our first wine in 1987, our goal has always been the same – to produce delicious and reasonably priced wines that distinguish themselves with their unique character, richness, harmony and the genuine sense of the mountain and hillside vineyards they came from.  

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