Red Blend "Reds" Rogue Valley

2017

Malbec (63%), Tinta Cao (26%), Cabernet Franc (7%), Tempranillo (4%)

Gold Vineyard - Rogue Valley AVA
-Tinta Cao and Malbec 
-Elevation: 1,760 feet
-Aspect: Northeast facing
-Soils: Manita, Coleman, Gregory
- L.I.V.E certified vineyard
-Salmon Safe Certified Vineyard

Pheasant Hill Vineyard - Rogue Valley AVA
- Cab Franc and Tempranillo
-Planted 1995
-Elevation: 1,840 to 1,620 feet
-West/Southwest slope
-Darrow clay loam soils
-L.I.V.E. certified vineyard

VINIFICATION:
The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton fermenters. Eight to ten day cold soaks ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented for an average of eight days and hand punched two to three times daily. The wine was aged twenty months in mixed French cooperage two years old before being blended and bottled. This wine was minimally processed from 100% free run juice without filtration.

SKU/Code: 
DB1781-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc