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.
Pairs delightfully with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth.
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
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
Production: 347 Cases
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
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.59 g/100ml
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