This "Coteaux Sauvages" expresses the concentrated "sauvage" flavors that are produced from grapes grown in the red soil at the uppermost edges of our estate.
The Syrah, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah are all from hillside blocks where the light soils allow the vines to make grapes of distinctive concentration.
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 20 months in tight-grained French oak barrels (35% new).
Bottling Date: June 18, 2019
Production: 196 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich aromas of plum and blackberry, notes of dark chocolate and spice
Palate: Dense layers of dark plum and blackberry, full structure, rich mouthfeel, long finish
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 52% Syrah, 36% Zinfandel , 12% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.65 g/100ml
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