Amuse Melange 2017
An amusing blend of the five Bordeaux-style reds. This sumptuous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot showcases the true expression of Bordeaux using superb California fruit.
Bold color and nose. One taste and the Napa fruit shows through. Rich fruit in the mouth with a solid finish.
Cases produced = 500. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
The 2017 growing season started off with record rainfalls that pushed the growing season into a later start, then a wide variety of weather conditions kept us busy. Late fog, windy days and unusual heat spikes all made for an eclectic mix of conditions. Then in September, extreme heat made its way into Sonoma County kick-starting harvest.
At the end of the day however, the 2017 wines are fantastic with excellent color, aromatics and flavors producing outstanding varietal quality for our entire 2017 vintage.
French Oak for 22 months, 45% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.