Winery Tasting Notes:
“In spite of the continuing California drought, grape growing conditions for the 2014 vintage were very good. The vintage provided an abundant and quality driven crop. Good-fortune years like this are a blessing, and the wines show good depth of character.
Grapes were destemmed directly to stainless steel tanks for temperature-controlled fermentation. The must was cold-soaked for two days before inoculation with yeast. The new wine was pressed-off at dryness.
Dark black cherry, brambly blackberry, vanilla, and cocoa aromas. Soft strawberry jam and juicy black fruit flavors combine in the mouth for a complex blend of fruit flavors. Tannins are soft and rounded with a rich, juicy mouthfeel. The finish is smooth and warm, ending with a lacing of toasty vanilla.”
Blend: 25% Petite Sirah, 24% Syrah, 22% Zinfandel, 22% Tempranillo, 4% Grenache, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Level: 13.9%
Cases Produced: 8400
Winemaker Name: Kendall Mix
Maturity: Drink Now – 2022
Pairings: GRILLED/ROASTED/SMOKED Red Meats, Poultry or Pork. Hard Cheeses including; Cheddar, Pecorino & Manchengo. Spices and Pepper.
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