Amazing artisanal producer that you need to know and one of the few that has consistent quality & style across many varietals!
We have had our eyes on the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation for a while now. Most of the wineries up there have great soul as they use native yeasts, certified organic farming, and have small to minuscule production with good pricing for the quality. The terroir is cool climate ocean influenced mountain vineyards with low yields that produce fruit of great depth and concentration.
Bradley Brown and his sister own the winery. Bradley is the Winemaker and Proprietor (and Vineyard Manager), he spent seven years in Paris and the Rhône Valley culminating in a harvest working for Emanual Raynaud at Château Rayas. Upon returning to California he founded Big Basin in 1998. He had John Alban the original Rhône Ranger vineyard consulted for Bradley as they began to build the vineyards.
We are astounded with the quality, purity of fruit, flavor profiles, and all the wines are world class for their varietal. We have been given the opportunity to offer a limited amount to offer to you and we will also pour these on both Friday & Saturday, so buy now!
Wine Advocate, Jeff Dunnick, 91-93+Pts, Aug. 2014:
"Located high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Vineyards is run by Bradley Brown. He releases numerous estate wines, yet also makes a number of wines from other top vineyards in the Central Coast. These 2011's show the freshness and focus of the cooler vintage, and his 2012's offer beautiful purity, with more fruit forward profiles."
IWC, Josh Raynolds, 91Pts, Aug. 2014:
"Bright ruby-red. Sexy, high-pitched raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by fresh flowers and pungent spices. Silky and sweet on the palate, with an array of red fruit flavors that pick up a cola quality with air. Finishes with very good energy and lift and supple tannins, leaving a candied rose note behind."
"Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when the property was sold by Justin Lacau, who had named the property “Frenchy’s Ranch”, to a timber company. By the 1990s, all that remained of the vineyards were redwood stakes and scattered vines hidden by brush and poison oak bushes"
|COLOR & TYPE||Red|