Faux Pas 2014 Dry Creek Valley

Faux Pas 2014 Dry Creek Valley

Around the world, tightly bound tradition rules it a Faux Pas, or misstep, if Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon 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 delightfully with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth.

Wine profile

Wine Type
Estate Red
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Dry Creek Valley
0.59 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:  Sept 15th to Oct 10th, 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 22 months in French oak barrels (33% new).  Individual barrels were selected and blended to the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine. 

Bottling Date:  October 8, 2015

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Concentrated aromas of dark plum and black cherry

Palate:  Rich layers of dark plum, black currant and cherry flavor, full mouthfeel, long finish


347 Cases