A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Merlot, our 2013 Bouchet (in the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, the name refers to Cabernet Franc) reflects our passion for producing beautifully balanced, classically-styled wines. An opaque ruby in color, the nose shows violets, mulberry, and tobacco leaf, while the gracefully structured palate showcases cedar chest, blackberries, hints of cassis and an intriguing orange liqueur note over very fine tannins.
Cases Produces: 244
Vineyard Sources: 100% Brander Vineyard Estate
Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon: October 11thCabernet Franc: October 11th; Merlot: October 11th
Chemistry: Cabernet Sauvignon: Brix: 24.7; pH: 3.64 Cabernet Franc: Brix 26.0; pH: 3.69 Merlot: Brix: 24.7; pH:3.60
Winemaking: The grapes were 100% destemmed, and fermented in small fermentors. This wine was then pressed into 100% French oak barrels (50% of which were new), where it was aged for 10 months.
Bottling date: August 25th, 2014
Optimal drinking window: 2014-2020