The anticipation - palpable, the attraction - undeniable, the return - inevitable. Our ”black beauty” is back drawing you in with her velvety deep hues, granite minerality and the perfect harmony of a lady wise beyond her years. With a nose of cherry cola, palate pleasing hints of chocolate and cracked pepper along with a smooth balanced acidity; she gallops with intensity from start to finish. A cool climate maven, she showcases the complexity of her terroir to the envy of those who race against her. She is a winner!
|Ampelos is a Californian vineyard (located in the Sta. Rita Hills) with a Greek name meaning ”vine”. The Greek name stems from our ties to Greece -- we were married in Greece and own a small hotel there. Ampelos truly represents our focus which is a shared belief by my wife and I that all great wines are made in the vineyard. Good grapes produce great wine. Peter Work