One of Wine and Spirits Top 100 Values of 2013. The bright red color of our 2009 Red Blend leads to ripe, jammy aromas and nuances of oak. These aromas extend to the palate, creating a bright, medium-bodied wine with a round, smooth finish.
Following harvest at the end of October, the grapes were cold soaked for several days to extract the deep, intense flavors of the old-vine fruit. During fermentation, which occurred at temperatures between 75°F and 82°F, the juice remained in contact with the skins for 15 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, which softened the mouthfeel and added depth and nuance to the wine. A portion of the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for nearly one year.