As our first commercial release we had high hopes for this bottle of wine.
A moderate growing season brought a seamless year in the vineyard for 2010. In the glass a rich, dark ruby color showcases the small concentrated berries that once were. With aromatics of earthy leather, anise, and intense dark cherry components, the nose compliments the palate nicely.
After 20 months in 30% new French oak barrels, this wine shows high viscosity that slowly diminishes over a lengthy finish with soft tannins. Only 119 cases produced
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What does fly fishing and winemaking have in common?
Fly fishermen and winemakers must analyze conditions, identify challenges, and apply creative solutions to achieve results. To "land the big ones" consistently, winemakers must be problem solvers. It's safe to say Adam shares the same passion for winemaking as he does for fly fishing. After graduating from Fresno State with B.S. degrees in both Chemistry and Enology, he's honed his winemaking skills with the likes of Viansa, Benziger, Imagery, Cathedral Ridge and Highway 12 Winery. With a history of producing some outstanding vintages, Adam has joined his partners, at Subterra Wines, to provide wines where passion translates to outstanding vintages. By the way, unless you have a lot of time, don't bring up fly fishing in front of Adam.
Kendrick Coakley approaches winemaking from the viticulture side.
After receiving a B.S. degree in Wine & Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Kendrick traveled as far as South Africa to hone his skills in vineyard management and winemaking. Before founding Subterra Wines, Kendrick worked for Gloria Ferrar, Stags' Leap Winery, Don Sebastiani & Sons, Napa Wine Co. and Glen Carlou. When not around the winery or nesting at home with his wife Mia; you can find him on a surf board trying to catch the next big wave. Kendrick compliments his partners in creating a range of vintages that can definitely....shred the gnar!
Emerson’s first job as one of the founders of Subterra Wines was to work as a “cellar rat” with his winemaking partners.
Very soon Adam and Kendrick realized that Emerson's Silicon Valley background in finance might be more suitable for handling the business side of things. Emerson's strong business background with a Fortune 500 company, coupled with his degree in finance from Santa Clara University, has proven to be the perfect blend with his vineyard management and winemaking partners. As much as additional manpower is needed around the winery during harvest, Emerson has been banned from operating any machinery, particularly forklifts. Emerson, like his partners, shares a passion for the outdoors, namely mountain biking and snowboarding.