I remember that the Pommard clone in this blend was the first block I had ever instructed a crew to pick. Crop estimates came in at just about three tons, so I told the crew to pick out the block. Much to my surprise, four and a half tons of Pommard came in. Two things happened as a result: I now ask the vineyard crew to pick for a certain tonnage, and this vintage of Mountain Echo, much to our delight, has a lot of Pommard in the blend. Enjoy! ~Dru Allen
Brilliant ruby-cranberry color with good depth. The nose is warm and savory, with cherry notes and overtones of clove and lavender. The earthy-savory notes continue on the forepalate, giving way to redfruit and cooked cherry with layers of orange peel and coriander. A finely balanced wine with acidity playing off soft, fine-grained tannins. These notes continue in a medium long finish with cola notes.