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Producer: Terminim, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2018 Terminim Cepages D'Or Alder Springs Vineyard

An interesting Rhône-like blend of 54% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne, 12% Picpoul Blanc, and 12% Viognier, the 2018 Cépages D'Or Alder Springs Vineyard has a solid bouquet of white currant and stone fruits as well as kiss of honeysuckle, white flowers, and subtle rocky minerality. It's nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and reminds me of a top Crozes Hermitage Blanc. It should shine on the dinner table and keep for 3-5 years or more.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.

  $40 1

An interesting Rhône-like blend of 54% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne, 12% Picpoul Blanc, and 12% Viognier, the 2018 Cépages D'Or Alder Springs Vineyard has a solid bouquet of white currant and stone fruits as well as kiss of honeysuckle, white flowers, and subtle rocky minerality. It's nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and reminds me of a top Crozes Hermitage Blanc. It should shine on the dinner table and keep for 3-5 years or more.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.

2018 Terminim Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard

Cut from the same cloth, the 2018 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard saw a similar élevage as well as 15 months in one-third new French oak. It has a slightly more pure, fruit-forward bouquet that includes lots of blue fruits, peppery herbs, smoke game, and subtle bouquet garni-like notes. These carry to a plush, medium-bodied, nicely structured Syrah with terrific purity, a rounded textured, and outstanding length. It's another beautiful Syrah from this team that's well worth seeking out.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.

  $65 1

Cut from the same cloth, the 2018 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard saw a similar élevage as well as 15 months in one-third new French oak. It has a slightly more pure, fruit-forward bouquet that includes lots of blue fruits, peppery herbs, smoke game, and subtle bouquet garni-like notes. These carry to a plush, medium-bodied, nicely structured Syrah with terrific purity, a rounded textured, and outstanding length. It's another beautiful Syrah from this team that's well worth seeking out.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.

2017 Terminim Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard

The 2017 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard was not destemmed and spent 15 months in one-third new French oak. It has a juicy, Saint-Joseph-like vibe in its black and blue fruits, black peppery, and wet stone-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, with a savory, meaty style on the palate, it's beautifully done and is going to evolve for 10-12 years.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.

  $65 1

The 2017 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard was not destemmed and spent 15 months in one-third new French oak. It has a juicy, Saint-Joseph-like vibe in its black and blue fruits, black peppery, and wet stone-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, with a savory, meaty style on the palate, it's beautifully done and is going to evolve for 10-12 years.

Another project by Donald Patz, made in collaboration with the Rhône's François Villard, these Terminim releases all come from Mendocino.