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.

$40.00
Quantity:
FPM142

About this wine

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

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate Red
Varietal
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.59 g/100ml
pH
3.82
Alcohol
15.3%

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

Production

347 Cases