George Beldon Crane first established grapes on this site in the year 1885, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Although records are scarce, it was most likely planted as a field blend commonly known as mixed blacks.This field blend traditionally consisted of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan, and a smattering of lesser-known grape varieties such as Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre and Valdiguie. Of the eight acres in production, approximately four acres contain a mixture of G. Cranes original plantings with newer (1930) plantings interspersed. This four-acre block has been continuously farmed for one hundred and thirty years. As well as the four-acre old vine section there is also a 1.6-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon, a 1.4-acre block of Petite Sirah, and two rows of Merlot. A group of friends with a common goal, to preserve this piece of Californias viticultural history and produce a wine that both represents and respects that history. To replicate the style and structure of the wines of the G. Crane Vineyard we began sourcing from other iconic vineyards in the area. Starting in 2014 with the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and the Milat Vineyard in St. Helena, these vineyards can be considered "disciples" of the ancient vines of Crane.
We continue to source grapes from these two vineyards and have found other such bespoke vineyards to compliment the blend. Every year the search will continue and vineyards will be added.
The goal is to create a blend that combines these wines, separate among equals, they are the disciples of Crane. Balanced and inviting, the wine opens with a concentrated nose of ripe strawberries, red plum, allspice, vanilla and a touch of black licorice and cigar box. A smooth and enveloping entry of dark red fruits and creme anglaise leasds to a fresh and bright mid-palate. The soft and integrated tannins finish at length with a pleasing texture of bakers chocolate. The 2017 Red Disciples is a Zinfandel-based blend made from a core of fruit from the Morisoli and Tofanelli vineyards in Rutherford and Calistoga, respectively.Pliant, silky and super-expressive, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous. Bright red cherry, red plum and floral notes all add character to this lifted, gracious wine.
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The item "The Crane Assmebly Disciples Red Blend Prisoner Wine Makers! 12 Bottles" is in sale since Sunday, July 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Alcohol & Alcohol Mixers\Wine". The seller is "yianniswine" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.