Vinous 88 points - Brassfield’s 2013 Eruption offers pretty much what the label suggests, voluptuous, super-ripe dark fruit and tons of intensity. Racy, powerful and opulent, the 2013 is a tasty, budget-friendly wine to drink now and over the next 2-3 years.
The 2013 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine exhibits aromas of blackberries, fresh baked bread, stewed plums, and a touch of tar, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with ripe blueberries, mixed berry tart, fresh tobacco leaf, and toasty vanilla notes. The texture of Eruption is perhaps its most distinguishing trait - mouth-coating with an endless finish. Be certain to have a second bottle on hand, the first won't last very long.
|Wine maker notes
|Volcano Ridge Vineyard is located on the steep slopes of an extinct cinder cone at 2,200 feet above sea level on the eastern end of High Valley. The pure volcanic soils are ideal for vine stress, restricting crop yields, and making wine that has both intensity and elegance.