Nose

Layers of mountain fruit.

Palate

A juicy palate reveals complex layers of black fruits, licorice followed by mineral traces of pencil lead and slate. Youthful acidity backed by brambly, supple tannins creating a long and balanced finish.

Growing Conditions

This reserve wine takes its name from E.J. Church, Long Meadow Ranch’s pioneering settler who acquired the property via a patent grant from Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. We have replanted the southwest-facing vineyards, which E.J. Church established in the 1870s. These mountain-grown grapes, planted at 1,300- feet elevation, develop deep fruit flavors and ripe tannins, which are handcrafted into an elegant, balanced wine. We have replanted the southwest-facing vineyards which E.J. Church established in the 1870’s. These mountain grown grapes, planted at 1300 feet elevation, develop deep fruit flavors and ripe tannins which are handcrafted into a balanced wine.

Appearance

A deep garnet hue.

Food Pairing

Perfect with LMR grass­‐fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game.