Aluvion 2013 Tempranillo, Clarksburg


The Story: Clayton Kirchhoff is only 33, but has gained a wealth of experience while working at Dominio de Pingus in Spain’s Ribuero del Duero region.   He is the assistant winemaker at Napa Valley’s White Rock Winery and on the side he makes his family Kirchhoff wines sourced from their estate property.  The name “Aluvion”  was named after the sedimentary marine deposits comprising much of the soil at the Heringer vineyard.


The Wine:  Sourced from older vines on the Heringer property, this wine offer true “Spanish” characters of the varietal.  Deep dark hues are a clue for the intense aromas of black stone fruit, a hint of smoke meats that jump out of the glass on impact.  The wine is medium to full in body with smooth-silky texture on the mid-palate.  Lush and gorgeous black currant and dark plums with a hint of toasty vanilla greet you on the palate.  Leading into a long, but smooth, silky tannin finish.  Only 122 cases were produced of this youngster.  

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  • Vintage: 2013
  • Winery: Aluvion