Folly Melange 2015
Another special Mélange (Bordeaux Blend) from Bill to enjoy everyday.
What's so special about another Bordeaux blend? This Folly was 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.
Great dark garnet color with a rich, warming nose of blueberry and just a hint of spice. Then a mouthful of big, juicy, soft wine with great balance and well integrated tannin adding to the wine’s overall mouth appeal. The finish is enjoyable and highly satisfying.
Only 85 cases produced. The final blend was approximately 75% Bordeaux blend and 25% Rhone GSM blend. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Challenge - make a bold red Bordeaux style wine using great Napa and Sonoma fruit, then tame it down so it is early approachable and extremely food friendly.
Starting with a great set of wines we made a complex blend of Bordeaux and Rhone styles accentuating big mouth feel without the tannic bite often associated with these wines. Naturally being a mix of Sonoma and Napa's finest we had to call the appellation "North Coast".
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.