ABOUT THIS WINE
Our 2014 Sonoma Red Blend, aptly referred to as SRB, again delivers massive quality and structure in a bright and lusciousSonoma style. Some call it a crowd pleaser but we like to think this wine will stand up to and surpass most Red Blends in its price category...and even higher up the price point food chain. The 2014 release takes on a similar style to it's predecessor. Comprised of 63% Merlot, 14% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the wine was aged in French oak for 14 months and showcases full-bodied richness. Entry into this wine exhibits a bright bouquet on the nose with hints of ripe berry, cedar and toasty oak. The berry richness complemented by a touch of earthy ‘dust’ which gives this wine it’s unique character every vintage.
WINEMAKING & VINEYARDS
Vineyard location and terrior are important to us. For this SRB we have reached back to the very same vineyards that have produced the past seven vintges. The heart of Sonoma Valley represents the lionshare of the fruit source. Robust Merlot and Syrah from the ‘banana belt’ combined with accent touches of Cab, Petit Verdot and Malbec showcase our cherished region. As a result, we achieve a wine with depth and balanced tannins supported by appropriate alcohol levels.
The winemaking process focuses on minimal intervention of the wine during the aging to allow the purest of varietal characteristics to shine. This philosophy allows us the opportunity to produce a wine that purely represents the traditional style of the vineyards in our Sonoma Wine Country.