Tradition rules it a Faux Pas, or misstep, if Syrah and Cabermet Sauvignon are planted in the same vineyard. At Michel-Schlumberger we have created a Faux Pas tht is a bold, full-flavored, welcoming wine that brings pleasure to the forefront and leaves the rulebook behind.
This “Faux Pas” Red Wine is a blend of the finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah made from our mountain-top and benchland vineyards. This wine brings together two wonderful varietals to create a rich and structured wine that showcases the “terroir” of Michel-Schlumberger.
Harvest: Sept 14th to Oct 15th, 2015
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract deep color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (25% new). Individual barrels were selected and blended to the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine.
Bottling Date: July 24, 2017
Production: 195 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Concentrated aromas of dark plum and black cherry
Palate: Rich layers of dark plum, black currant and cherry flavor, full mouthfeel, long finish
Wine Type: Estate Red Blend
Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Appellation: Estate Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.63 g/100ml
pH: pH: 3.88
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