Le Bon Cochon is succulent red wine raised in our vineyard at the edge of the Coast Range forest. Like any good pig, it rooted unter the fence to wallow in the flavors of our grapes. With juicy red fruit and savory spice, this wine satisfies after a hard day's work on the farm or easy Sunday picnics down by the stream.
This wine is excellent for summer cookouts as it pairs nicely with a variety of charred meats and vegetables from the grill.
The Zinfandel was selected from a mountain-top block that produces extremely concentrated fruit, and the Syrah from a steeply terraced block with rich deep fruit flavors.
Harvest: Sept 16th to 29th, 2015
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Bottling Date: December 7, 2015
Production: 287 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark blackberry, ripe plum, with spice and vanilla notes
Palate: Concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, rich mouthfeel and long blackberry finish.
Wine Type: Estate Red Blend
Varietal: 55% Zinfandel, 45% Syrah
Appellation: Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.62 g/100ml
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