Variety: 34% carignane, 25% syrah, 25% zinfandel, 8% grenache, 8% petit verdot
Appellation: Sonoma County
Sensory Notes: The 2015 Crossing will transport you to a different dimension entirely, with its notes of wet forest, caramel, cedar and cacao. Lovely structure and substance finishes this exciting Rhone blend that seamlessly combines old-world style and new-world bright fruit.
Vineyard Notes: Named in honor of the blend of fruit from both our Alexander Valley and Dry Creek vineyards, this textured, rich red effortlessly combines Big River’s syrah and grenache with Lily Hill’s carignan and old-vine syrah. Big River Ranch, with its deep red soils and hot summer days, produces big, complex wines. The syrah from Lily Hill was picked from a tiny section — block 19, which sits on the east-facing slope and allows for maximum drainage of the soil, providing dark, intense fruit.
Cellar Recommendations: Drink now through 2021.