2016
California

Red
Description

We strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and utilizing minimally intrusive winemaking techniques. A careful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Verdot & Petite Sirah, the grapes for our 2016 Red Blend were carefully chosen from warm, sunny, sustainably farmed vineyards throughout California.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2016 California Red blend opens up with delightful aromas of vanilla and toasted coconut.

Palate: 

On the palate notes of dark chocolate, brown spice and red fruit dance across the tongue.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near- perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: California
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 
    • Merlot 
    • Zinfandel 
    • Petite Verdot
    • Petite Sirah 
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.40
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.7 g/L
  • Ageing: 11 months in neutral French oak
    • 25% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef or Lamb Stew
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
Sauces:
Classic Italian Red Sauce Pastas
Grains:
Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes
$18