2014 Martin Ray Winery "Tower Red"
Hailing from the same century-old, family-owned ranch as our Forchini Malbec and Cabernet Franc Reserve wines, we cherry-picked just a couple barrels from each of the aforementioned lots to accent our base of decadent, brooding Petit Verdot to serve as our homage to the landmark tower for which we are so well known. Although it may seem uncharacteristic to present a Dry Creek Valley wine as the flagship for our Russian River home, we feel it’s the perfect anbassador of the exemplary quality and diversity from our region, that we devotedly seek out to flaunt vintage after vintage.
The 2014 vintage was challenging due to drought, but produced amazing fruit with smaller clusters and lower yields. An ideal harvest with consistently moderate temperatures and weather conditions, allowed the vines and fruit to stay healthy and maintain concentrated flavors and exceptional quality.