2019 Verah Rhône Style Red Blend Estate Dry Creek Valley
42% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 14% Cinsaut, 13% Counoise, 7% Syrah, 6% Vaccarèse
This blend of our favorite and unique Rhône varieties was really fun to put together. Challenging yet rewarding is the best way to put it. Notes of black, dark fruit and baking spices are upfront and center. A bit of garrigue, sweet earthy soil, and blackberry compote keep this wine in balance. Petrichor and a savory finish highlight the terroir of this fruit.
Grenache and Mourvèdre fermented separately. Counoise and Vaccarèse were co-fermented as well as the Cinsaut and Syrah. 4 - 5 day cold soak, punchdowns 2 times per day. Native yeast fermentation in small, open top, one ton fermenters. Total skin contact 14 days. Barrel aged 16 months in 20% new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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||Dry Creek Valley
||October 8, 2019 through October 15, 2019
16 months in 20% new French oak
||3 to 5 years