Row 11 and Stratton Lummis wine tasting
In 2004 Richard de los Reyes founded the Row 11 Wine Company, which produces the Row Eleven and Stratton Lummis brands with business partner Ken Conner. They searched for the best vineyards, in the best appellations, and took the best rows. These wines are usually sold only to restaurants and resorts and rarely to retail stores. Their Row 11 label specializes in Pinot Noir, made from some of the top vineyards in Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties. The Stratton Lummis brand produces wonderful Cabernet, Chardonnay, and blends from the heart of Napa and Sonoma County.
Wines we will feature include...
2010 Stratton Lummis Chardonnay-
Layers of juicy white peaches, crisp Fuji apples, and fragrant white flowers are balanced with perfect acidity and rich minerality to give our Chardonnay a long-lasting finish
Row 11 Santa Maria Pinot Noir-
Row Eleven is fully focused on producing exceptional Pinot Noir wines and the 2007 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is a wonderful expression of their efforts. This wine shows a fuller body than those from Burgundy, which is typical for California Pinot Noirs. Rich aromas of black cherries, ripe berries, and spicebox create an enticing nose. Robust flavors of black fruits, cola, and heavy smoke present a seductive fresh palate with a velvety texture that is elegant and smooth. We love this wine and your peers on Cellar Tracker have shared their enthusiasm as well.
The Magician Lot 11-
A blend of Cabernet Dorsa, Maxime Rouge, Drunkenfelder, Petite Sirah, Shiraz, Petite Verdot. Ripe black cherries mingle with traditional dark red fruits, smoky oak and exquisite spices. This wine is complex. Its flavors will linger and yet it is crisp, surprisingly fresh and easy to drink.
2009 Stratton Lummis Cabernet-
This wine comes from the very heart of the Napa Valley. It is a blend of Oakville and Rutherford. Because of the price that we sell this wine, we are not allowed to discuss the name of the primary vineyard. The wine has to do its talking for us. Taste it and tell us if you think there is a better Cabernet Sauvignon for the price.