Faux Pas 2012

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.

About this wine

Pairs very nicely with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth.

Wine profile

Wine Type
Estate Red Blend
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Dry Creek Valley
0.62 g/100ml

Vineyard Notes

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

Production Notes

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

Winemaker Notes

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


290 Cases