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.
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.
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 16th to Oct 7th, 2014
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 16 months in French oak barrels (10% new).
Bottling Date: January 26, 2016
Production: 288 Cases
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.
Wine Type: Estate Red Blend
Varietal: 34% Merlot, 34% Malbec, 16% Cab Franc, 8% Syrah, 8% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.59 g/100ml
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