2021 Theo-patra’s Cuvée "Cerise" Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino County, CA
Emboldened by the great fruit produced by the land in prestigious Yorkville Highland, Anderson Valley, its owner and founder, Theodora R. Lee aka Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards, a bold and dynamic Texan and San Francisco trial lawyer, is now bottling her own award winning wines. Trailblazer owner and winemaker Theodora, knows her grapes and her tasters, as a minority Black Woman in the industry, she receives all the major awards for her wines.
She presents this wine that suits multiple palates and parallels with many styles. This complex cuvée is delightful from first encounter to last sip. On the nose, notes of blackberry are complemented by a potpourri of dried violets, leather, and spice. The palate is bright and juicy. Rich notes of muddled blueberries and soft peppery spice transcend to a long, lively finish.
31% Petite Sirah, 25% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah, 19% Grenache