Le Bon Cochon is a succulent red wine raised in our vineyard at the edge of the Coast Range forest. Like any good pig, it rooted under the fence to wallow in the flavors of our grapes. WIth juicy red fruit and savory spice, this wine satisfies after a hard day's work on the farm or easy Sunday picnics down by the stream.
This wine pairs excellently with a variety of charred meats and vegetables from the grill.
The Zinfandel is from two mountain-top blocks (DuPratt and Primitivo clones) that produce extremely concentrated fruit, and the Syrah is from our benchland block (Estrella River clone) which produces rich full Syrah flavor.
Average brix: 27.1
Vintage: Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich 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 (20% new).
Production: 238 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark blackberry, ripe plum, with spice and vanilla notes
Palate: Concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, rich mouthfeel and long blackberry finish.
Wine Type: Red Wine Blend
Varietal: 60% Syrah, 40% Zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.65 g/100ml
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