2018
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, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, the grapes for our 2018 Red Blend were carefully chosen from warm, sunny, sustainably farmed vineyards throughout California.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2018 California Red blend opens up with delightful aromas of warm vanilla and brown sugar complemented by hints of cherry pie and baking spice. 

Palate: 

This wine offers a bright juicy palate bursting with flavors cherry, red raspberry and cranberry. Well balanced with fine tannins and moderate acidity, this wine is immediately enjoyable.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest maintaining ideal acid levels and balanced concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: California
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 
    • Zinfandel 
    • Petite Verdot
    • Petite Sirah 
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • pH: 3.57
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.7 g/L
  • Ageing: 8 months in neutral French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef or Lamb Stew
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
SKU:
WREC183
$18