Faux Pas 2012
Around the world, tightly bound tradition rules it a Faux Pas, or misstep, if Syrah and Cabernet are planted in the same vineyard; they are never blended together into a wine. At Michel-Schlumberger we have created a Faux Pas that is a full-flavored, bold, textured, and welcoming red wine that brings pleasure to the forefront and leaves the rulebook behind.
$40.00 / BTL
$36.00 / CASE
About this wine
Pairs very nicely with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth.
- Wine Type
- Estate Red Blend
- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
- Dry Creek Valley
- 0.62 g/100ml
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: Oct 5th to Oct 23rd, 2014
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 24 months in French oak barrels (40% new). Before bottling, individual barrels were selected for the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine.
Bottling Date: November 6, 2016
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Concentrated aromas of dark plum and black cherry
Palate: Rich flavors of plum and cherry, full lush mouthfeel with long finish of dark fruit