To create each Platinum Collection wines we start in our vineyard by selecting individual rows of vines which consistently produce the finest grapes. These vines receive meticulous care at every stage from pruning to harvest. The same precise care is given to each wine during fermentation, aging and blending to provide the absolute best expression of our estate. Opulent, with wonderful depth and balance, this wine seamlessly integrates the incredibly rich palette of Michel-Schlumberger Estate.
The Vineyard: This PLATINUM COLLECTION “Sans Egal” exhibits the quintessence of Red as can be achieved here at the Michel-Schlumberger Benchland Estate. Individual exquisite components of our spectrum of Bordeaux and Rhone red varietals have been carefully selected and blended to create an extremely well-integrated “symphony” of classic Michel-Schlumberger flavors.
Vintage: Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Sept 20th to Oct 17th, 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: Aged for 21 months in finest “tight-grain” French oak barrels (50% new).
Bottling Date: July 16th, 2019
Sensory Notes: Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark plum, blackberry, rich spice
Palate: Elegant structure, rich mouthfeel, long finish of dark fruit and spice
Wine Type: Red Blend
Varietal: Estate Red Blend
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
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