STORY: We added the "II" this year because with no vintage date, each new release is more like a new version. As in "The Time Machine I is sold out. Long live The Time Machine II." Our rule for this blend is that it be defined by scrumptiousness. So as we taste through the barrels in the cellar, we ignore vintage and appellation and focus on scrumptiousness. The final bottling blend for the Time Machine II is 44% Petite Sirah for black fruit and tenacity, 26% Zinfandel for red fruit and zing, and 30% Napa Merlot to bring a bit of elegance to the party. An altogether delightful red blend that is developing a following all its own.
Blend: 44% Petite Sirah, 26% Zinfandel, and 30% Napa Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 95 cases
TASTING NOTES: Alluring aromas of blueberries, roasted herbs, fresh raspberries, pine cone, Necco wafer, and bubble gum. Fat and creamy and succulent and juicy on the palate, with a rich luxurious entry, blackberry fruit roll ups, candied cherry, licorice, fruit stripe gum, beautifully structured, fleshy, and elegant. Pair with barbecued chicken, porcini risotto, the evening news, roasted sausage and peppers, and Asian spice short ribs.