A phenomenal value, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pino Noir, and Merlot is a deliciously approachable and rewarding. The dark ruby robe, nearly opaque, segues into a nose of brambly red fruit, pine bark, herbs de Provence, and homemade raspberry jam. Fine-grained tannins dovetail with piqunt acidity in creating a structure which allows this wine to go swimmingly with a wide range of pleasures: think of pairing this with homemade raviloi stuffed with Gorgonzola and fresh sage in a sauce of roasted heirloom tomatoes and garlic.
Cases Produced: 240
Vineyard Sources: Cabernet Sauvignon and Pino Noir: Los Olivos Vineyard
Merlot: Mesa Verde Vineyard
Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Pino Noir, 20% Merlot
Harvest Dates: August 19th - October 8th 2014
Chemistry: Cabernet Sauvignon: Brix 23.7; pH:3.58, Pino Noir: Brix 24.0
pH:3.37 Merlot: Brix 27.8; pH: 3.37
Winemaking: Completely de-stemmed; fermented in small open-top fermenters, and aged in Neutral French oak.
Bottling Date: August 11th 2015
Optimal drinking window: 2014-2018