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March 15, 2012 2 comments

Our new wines from Stryker Sonoma

In early October, 2008, I briefly mentioned our visit to Stryker Sonoma Winery in Geyserville, California. A year later, I wrote about one of the wines we bought during that trip. Our favorite of the wines we bought during our stay in Healdsburg was Stryker’s 2003 E1K, which is still listed at their website but no longer available. The page explains: “This Bordeaux-style wine represents our signature release. The concept behind this program is to showcase the incredible character of Sonoma County’s mountain grown grapes. All of the fruit used in this blend is sourced from vineyards located at elevations of one thousand feet or higher, hence the nickname ‘E 1 K.'”

A year ago, realizing it wasn’t going to last long, we ordered a few bottles of E1K. They’re gone now, and we continue to be impressed, so we recently joined the Stryker wine club. Two weeks ago, they alerted us that the March wine shipment would go out soon and offered us the opportunity to add to the order at the club 20% discount. We did just that, selecting three pairs of red wine to add to the three pairs they were offering. Yesterday the shipment — pictured above — arrived. Here are the details.

The club offering consisted of 2 bottles each of the following:

2008 Cabernet Franc, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Sonoma County
2009 Petit Verdot, Estate Vineyard, Alexander Valley
2009 Tannat, Estate Vineyard, Alexander Valley

To this, we added 2 bottles each of:

2007 Cabernet Franc, Monte Rosso Vineyard
2007 Petite Sirah, Alexander Valley
2005 Jen’s Red, Sonoma County

We have some tasting to do. I think we’ll take our time, but maybe we can get started this weekend.

Stryker Sonoma Winery

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