2014 Comet, Todd Brothers Ranch, Alexander Valley - Dashe Cellars
The Comet is a blend of three wines: a 51 year old vine Zinfandel from Geyserville, a 130 year old vine Carignane, and a significant proportion 30% of the blend of an Alexander Valley Petite Sirah. Together, they make a rich, complex, full-bodied wine with a tremendous depth of flavor.
The Zinfandel and Petite Sirah come from the Todd Brothers Ranch, a steep, red-rock vineyard where the vines struggle to produce a small quantity of grapes, resulting in wines with great intensity and structure. The old vine Carignane is from the famous Bedrock Vineyard, a vineyard that was originally planted by Generals Sherman and Hooker before the Civil War. The Carignane adds fruit and spice to this luscious, full-bodied wine
Gold, Best in Class | Sunset International Wine Competition
This blend of old-vine "mixed blacks" Zinfandel Carignane, and Petite Sirah is massive in dark-fruit flavor, yet refreshing, with bright acidity and a long, savory finish.
Varietals: 58% Zinfandel, 30% Petite Sirah, 12% Carignane
Appellation: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Alcohol: 14.5% by vol.
Time in oak: 18 months
Oak: 10% new French Oak; 90% one year or older French barrels
Production: 324 cases, 750mL
Release date: November 1, 2017
Optimum time for consumption: 2016 to 2036
Retail Price: $38.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $30.40
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $28.50