Folly Melange 2017
Another special Mélange (Bordeaux Blend) from Bill to enjoy everyday.
The 2017 Folly is a similar blend to Château Montrose a left bank from Saint-Estèphe and one of fourteen Deuxièmes Crus - Second Growths - in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
This Folly is specifically designed to be the ultimate food-friendly bold red wine. Most red wines today are paired with a food variety, Cabernet Sauvignon with red meat, Pinot with duck, etc.
Folly will go well with almost all foods, from red meat to duck, from pizza to chocolate dessert or just be a great big mouthful of pleasure all on its own.
The intensity and clarity of fruit has a richness that fills your mouth and coats your palate. Blackberries, spices such as cloves, blueberries, sandalwood and dried lavender. Full body and such a beautiful, dense center palate with perfectly polished long and beautiful tannin. Extremely powerful, refined, masculine, elegant and complex.
Only 600 cases produced.
This wine is a classic Bordeaux Blend of approximately 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
The 2017 harvest wrapped up following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought.
Temperatures cooled in mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing red grapes to ripen gradually producing good quality for the 2017 vintage. While October wildfires in Napa and Sonoma made headlines, vineyards and wineries were not significantly affected.
Matured in French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.