It all starts in the vineyard where our winemaker, Bill Brosseau, works with our growers to balance the vines so they produce rich, flavorful, and nutritionally healthy fruit, without over or under stressing the vines. All of the fruit is carefully hand sorted, and a gravity flow process is used throughout fermentation.
In the cellars, we carefully handle the juice and resulting wine at every step, ensuring maximum varietal and site typicity. Due to the inherent concentration of the Red Wine blend, we age it in barrel for up to 24 months so it can develop at a graceful pace, lending it to maximum complexity and enjoyment for many years to come.
The 2014 Red Wine is a blend of the following varietals from the Black Ridge and Camel Hill Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains:
20% Cabernet Franc
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petit Verdot
Very dark red hue. Scents of blueberry, blackberry, and sage portray the initial aroma profile, followed by hints of cocoa, boysenberry, violet, sage, and sandalwood. Upon taste, the flavors concentrate around notes of sage, boysenberry, blackberry, and violets. Bright acidity and lively tannins give a youthful mouthfeel along with the voluptuous texture, providing immediate pleasure. This wine finishes with a long, expansive, and lingering expression. Enjoy now through 2025.
~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking