The Mount Peak legacy began a century ago in the celebrated Monte Rosso Vineyard. The wines produced by Mount Peak Winery gain inspiration by the Monte Rosso’s long history and the spirit of the original producers of wine from that vineyard and is captured in the wines today. The Gravity Red Blend is named for a remote, difficult to reach block on one of the lowest slopes of the Monte Rosso Vineyard.
The color is dark with purple edges in the glass. The blend is five varietals, mostly Petite Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and a touch of Grenache. Every element of this wine expresses the depth of a great mountain vineyard. The glass fills with aromas of blackberry jam, plum, cedar, truffle, hints of graphite and slightly toasted oak. Leaning more toward a full-bodied style, Gravity has a luscious mouthfeel that is chewy with plenty of ripe tannins and an appealing earthy finish. Tasted the next day and the wine continued to reveal a lovely texture and balance.
By Perry Miroballi