2011 Kismet Wines "Papa's All Blacks" Sonoma Red Blend

SKU #1112321 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Inky purple. Powerful, smoke-accented aromas of dark berry liqueur and licorice, with a spicy topnote. Broad and fleshy, with good lift to its bitter cherry and cassis flavors. Dusty tannins give grip to the finish, which strongly echoes the cassis note. This is a new project undertaken by Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock and his father, Sonoma winemaking legend and founder of Ravenswood, Joel Peterson.  (6/ 2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Papa's All-Blacks Old Vine is a field blend of assorted red grapes that pays tribute to the growers who planted some of California’s most historic vineyard sites back in the late 1800s. Sweet floral notes meld into dark red fruit, asphalt, sweet spices and licorice as the 2011 opens up in the glass. Juicy and seductive, the 2011 is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson owns Kismet with his wife Madeleine Deininger. Peterson and his son Morgan blend the Papa's All-Blacks from wines Morgan vinifies at his Bedrock facility.  (4/ 2013)

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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).