Peake Ranch Bellis Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
Alas the beloved Bellis Noir! Our non-traditional but distinctly Sta. Rita Hills Rhone inspired blend of 52% Grenache, 44% Syrah, and 4% Pinot Noir. While most of these styles of blends intend to embolden their Grenache by adding Syrah or Mourvedre, the Bellis Noir takes the opposite approach. Our cool climate Syrahs carry a lot of intensity both in aromatics and body so we add Grenache and Pinot Noir to round and soften our Syrah to create a wine that has beautiful texture and flavor.
94 points Wine Enthusiast!
Grenache, Syrah, & Pinot Noir
Sta Rita Hills
100% French Oak, 22% New Oak
John Sebastiano Vineyard & Peake Ranch Vineyard
This wine is an homage to Daisy, our beloved winery dog. Daisy is a huge part of our family, as well as the entire Peake Ranch team. As for the name, Bellis (Bella in Latin) with Noir, representing the red, dark qualities of this wine, Bellis Noir is a blend that combines the brightness of Grenache with the brooding aspect of Syrah. The 2020 Bellis Noir opens with ripe strawberries and blueberries on the nose. A delightful expression of bold tannins and intricate notes of cocoa powder and almond surface on the palate and carry to the signature silky finish.