Maison Rouge 2013 Dry Creek Valley
Maison Rouge, our "house red," is layered with bright fruit flavors of cherry, red raspberry and the earthly terroir that distinguish our fine varietal wines.
About this wine
Always an easy enhancement for casual fare, it's the perfect wine to enjoy among friends. Bring a bottle to "game night" and enjoy it with pizza, hot wings and chili.
- Wine Type
- Estate Red Blend
- 49% Merlot, 22% Syrah, 17% Malbec, 9% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
- Estate - Dry Creek Valley
- 0.58 g/100ml
Our estate vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland soils (=depth and fullness) and mountain-top soils (=complexity and structure), combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. This well-structured Bordeaux style blend highlights the quality of flavors from our estate.
Harvest: Sep 12th to Oct 7th, 2013
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. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 21 months in French oak barrels (10% new).
Bottling Date: June 19, 2015
Color: Deep ruby
Aromas: Cherry, Santa Rosa plum, black currant, with floral and spice notes
Palate: Cherry and plum flavors, rich mouthfeel and well-structured tannins.