Maison Rouge 2018 Dry Creek Valley
Maison Rouge, our “house red,” is layered with bright fruit flavors of cherry, red raspberry and the distinctive terroir that distinguish our fine varietal wines.
Average brix: 25.3
The wine was aged for 26 months in French oak barrels (10% new).
Aromas of cherry, Santa Rosa plum, and black currant with floral and spice notes. The palate has a rich mouthfeel, filled with cherry and plum flavors, and well-structured tannins. This is an alluring blend of 42% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our estate vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland soils (=depth and fullness) and mountain-top soils (=complexity and structure), combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. This well-structured Bordeaux style blend highlights the quality of flavors from our estate.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Always an easy enhancement for casual fare, it's the perfect wine to enjoy among friends. Bring a bottle to "game night" to enjoy with pizza, wings and chili or alongside grilled veggies, steak, or cheeseburgers at a summer cookout.