Iridesse Wines

(707) 431-9169 708 Johnson St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Iridesse is a rather unique wine company in that we focus on wines made from grapes that are not traditionally the best selling varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. In fact, we often select the vineyard before deciding on what kind of wine to make. We have connected with some amazing winegrowers. We respect the winegrower’s efforts in cultivating extraordinary vines as the greater part of what turns out when you pour a glass. Patrick views his winemaking often like midwifery – waiting and letting nature run its course while helping make sure the end result is as pure and beautiful as intended. – Description from Nerevar

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Saturday April 26th Mark and I had an epic day in Napa and Sonoma, running ... ... ... and Patrick Llerena of Iridesse wines.Thanks again to everyone who made our day possible. We staggered back to our hotel hovel late that night and we were up at 3am to catch an early morning flight. I'm pretty sure I could still taste the cabernet when I ro... Read More

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  • Iridesse Wines Anam Cara 2001

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    Super Tuscan + zin basically, by which i mean sangiovese and cabernet. This wine was aged for 5 years in neutral oak and has a thick earthy leathery nose. Lighter fruits in the mouth, surprisingly so. Things like blueberries alongside the more expected spice and leather. Its a high acid wine so food friendly. Crisp finish for a red. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Iridesse Albariño Lodi Sueño Vineyard 2005

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    Opens with bright citrus fruits, a very crisp and clean wine on the attack. There's a touch of some unique interesting indeterminate smell on the nose (the wine was aged in stell, but kept on its lees for 1 year, which may have caused this). This unusual note was barely perceptible and not unpleasant. As the wine moves to the back of the palate ... Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Iridesse Wines Anam Cara 2001

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    I love this red for many reasons. One is the complex taste. It has a lot to offer from the nose to the finish. Another thing I love about this wine which makes me purchase it more often than other comparable reds is the story. This wine is called anam cara or 'soul mate'. I love the story of it being the first wine the wine makers made toget... Read More

    Wine review by ophthoduck


  • Iridesse Wines Anam Cara 2001

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    This is a great red blend that requires a little time out of the bottle to become even better! I enjoyed it without any food on a hot summer day - and in big mouthfuls. This is a wiwne that loves to be gulped rather than sipped. When I opened this deep red, almost purple wine, my nose got a rush of cherry bark and sweet young strawberry. There ... Read More

    Wine review by Agent Red


  • Having changed policies to now announce 25 retailers per week, instead of 5 per ... ... WineryAugust Briggs WinesIridesse WinesBaldacci Family VineyardsMount Palomar WineryJeriko EstateDowning Family VineyardsWe're very excited to welcome all these wineries and very soon you'll be able to search for all their wines on Snooth and link to the win... Read More

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