Faux Pas 2016 Dry Creek Valley
Tradition rules is a Faux Pas, or misstep, if Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted in the same vineyard. At Michel-Schlumberger we have created a Faux Pas that is a bold, full-flavored, welcoming wine that brings pleasure to the forefront and leaves the rulebook behind.
Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 26.5
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.
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.
With concentrated aromas of dark plum and black cherry, the palate is a full mouthfeel and a long, satisfying finish.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs delightfully with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth or enjoy alongside of grilled filet mignon, braised pork tenderloin, or garlic and herb-roasted leg of lamb.