Intersection Winery 2013 Alluvia

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You will always hear “wine people” talk about terroir when they talk about wines.  How the soil and climate effected (Good or Bad) the wine. Intersection Winery has a unique block of Merlot in their vineyard were the terroir (soil) dramatically effects the wine.  These vines are only a few yards away from each other.  They harvested the grapes at the same time and used the same methods to make each wine the Alluvia and the Silica. This is a great example of how soil composition can deeply effect a wine’s flavour.  The Alluvia’s terroir is of rock and silt soils while the Silica’s terroir is a sandy soil.

Terroir : Basically in easy to understand words, how a particular region’s climate, soils and terrain affect the taste of wine.

 

2013 Alluvia

Big Flavors, plum & fig, black Currant and earthy minerals.  Medium intensity with velvety tannins.

Nice complexity and elegance.  I preferred it to the Sillica.

Score: 3.5 Corks

 

2013 Silica

Plum, Ripe cherry, vanilla and light oak flavors. I think a little more pop in your mouth

Score: 3.5 Cork

So give it a try, go out and grab a bottle of each and see how terror can change a wine from just a couple rows apart.

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