Paring 2016 Red

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Paring 2016 Red

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This Cabernet-inspired blend displays classic notes of cassis, tobacco
and chocolate. Focused fruit and shapely tannins shine as hallmarks of
what we’ve come to expect from the sandy soils and slightly cooler
climate of our outstanding vineyard sites.

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Score: 93JD, 90AG
Varietal: Red Blends
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 14.5%
Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%, Merlot, 20%, Cabernet Franc & 10%, Petit Verdot
Cases Produced: 10728
Wine Maker: Matt Dees

Barrel Aging

Aged in French oak, 55% new and 45% neutral, for 22 months. Coopers include Taransaud, Sylvain, Bel Air and Dejarnac.

Winemaker’s Notes

Utterly fascinating nose mixing lifted black fruit, savory green herbs and dark notes of grilled bread, espresso and anise. Fills the palate with bright red fruit and black plum. A constant play between sweet and savory. Gentle and dusty tannins lead the way into an incredibly long and precise finish. Mulberry sweetness and a wonderful tension between tannic structure and bright acidity. Balanced and refined, a study in elegance.

90 Points Antonio Galloni – “The 2016 Red is fabulous. Inky, bold and pungent, with terrific fruit density, the 2016 has so much to offer. Succulent dark cherry, plum, spice, grilled herbs, leather and licorice burst out of this vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon-base blend.”
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck – “The 2016 Red Wine checks in as a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot. Brilliant notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, damp earth, cedary herbs, and graphite all emerge from this concentrated, remarkably pure, elegant Bordeaux blend hat has building tannins and a great, great finish. It tastes like it costs three times the price.”

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