Antonio Galloni 88
"True to its name, the 2011 Eruption bursts from the glass with expressive, racy fruit. This juicy, value-priced red impresses for its overall balance and sheer deliciousness. Once again, it's hard not to like the Eruption. Readers in search of by-the-case wine should give the 2011 a good look. This is a fabulous wine for the money."
Robert Parker 87
"The 2011 Eruption is an innovative blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel and Grenache. Medium to full-bodied, bold and exuberant with excellent ripeness and lots of berry fruit intermixed with pepper, earth, bouquet garni and a meaty character, this heady, delicious red satisfies the hedonistic senses. Consume it over the next year.
Brassfield Estate’s winemaker is none other than David Ramey, someone who has had considerable experience in both France and California."~RP
"The 2011 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of dark berry; sandalwood and cocoa, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and expressive. The palate is layered with supple and round tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine 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." ~ Winery notes
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Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard is located in the western section of High Valley at High Serenity Ranch on a truly distinctive and remarkable winegrowing property. Our valley floor vineyards sit at 1800 ft. elevation. The higher vineyard blocks rise to nearly 3000 ft. The temperatures of some parts of this unique vineyard are some of the coldest in California, giving Brassfield a heat summation equivalent to a Region 3 or less in some vintages.
In 1973, Jerry Brassfield purchased the original 1,600 acres as a cattle ranch and wildlife preserve. Over the next three decades Jerry acquired additional property. Today, the Lake County estate includes over 2,700 acres across both the eastern and the western sections of High Valley, as well as the Round Mountain Volcano.