Blending a Bordeaux wine with a Rhone wine would be a "faux pas" in France. Here, this wine marries two wonderful varietals to create a rich and structured wine that showcases the "terroir" of our estate. With concentrated aromas of dark plum and black cherry, the palate is a full mouthfeel and a long, satisfying finish. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah.
Pairs delightfully with Jamaica Jerk spiced pork sliders and creamy mushroom soup topped with a cracked pepper froth or enjoy alongside of grilled filet mignon, braised pork tenderloin, or garlic and herb-roasted leg of lamb.
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 20th to Oct 7th, 2016
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 (25% new). Individual barrels were selected and blended to the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine.
Bottling Date: August 17, 2018
Production: 97 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: Estates Red Blend
Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.59 g/100ml
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