Obsidian Ridge Half Mile 2011

Founded in 2003, by Arpad Molnar, Peter Molnar and Michael Terrien, Tricycle Wine Company is the parent company behind two boutique wine brands Poseidon Vineyard and Obsidian Ridge. Tricycle is unique in the wine industry in that it controls the quality of its grapes from soil-to-crush and the quality of its oak from forest-to-coopering. They import oak barrels from the Budapesti Kadar Cooperage in Tokaj, Hungary. In addition to his vineyard management duties, Peter Molnar is in charge of production at Budapesti Kadar. Alex Beloz, the winemaker, moved to California after working in Bordeaux, New Zealand and Chile. In the late 1990s while searching for prime, undiscovered vineyard land, the Molnar family found their estate in the not-yet-formed Red Hills appellation, situated high on the back mountains of the Mayacamas Range. The appellation is named after the red soils and obsidian gravel typical to the area. [+]