Ruby red with aromas of red cherry, brown sugar, toffee, clove and damp earth. Flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry and barrel spice are balanced by undertones of wild mushrooms, vanilla and cocoa.
Owners John and Lane Giguiere have been growing grapes and making wine for more than 25 years in the Dunnigan Hills of California. After selling their family’s company, R.H. Philips, they started a new venture in 2005 and named it Crew, in honor of the many staff members who left Phillips to join Crew. Mossback is an old fashioned term for farmer, which references the Giguiere’s long family history of farming, as well as the moss covered rocks, tree trunks and end posts prevalent in the cool Russian River Valley of California. Dan Cederquist is the winemaker and Lacey Steffey is the co-winemaker.
|(93% Pinot Noir/7% Petit Verdot). A blend of Pinot Noir sourced from the cool coastal regions in central California.
Mossback is an old fashioned term for farmer. The Giguiere family has a long history of farming, and for the Mossback brand we have sought fruit from some of the most renowned farmers in the Russian River Valley. The name also conjures up images of the mossy rocks, tree trunks and end posts that are so prevalent in the cool Russian River Valley.
About the Appellation
This brand consists of a Russian River Valley Chardonnay, a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Chalk Hill appellation.