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 under 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 is from two mountain-top blocks (DuPratt and Primitivo clones) that produce extremely concentrated fruit, and the Syrah is from our benchland block (Estrella River clone) which produces rich full Syrah flavor.
Harvest: Sept 11th to 20th, 2017
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 20 months in French oak barrels (15% new).
Bottling Date: June 18, 2019
Production: Cases Produced: 182
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: 52% Syrah, 48% Zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.67 g/100ml
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