2017 Cashmere Red

$23
Club Price: $18.40
Best of Appellation (2017 vintage)
CA State Fair

A blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, & Grenache combine for seductive flavors of cherry and plum intermingled with secondary notes of black pepper and cooking spice.

The majority of the grapes for the 2017 vintage come from our vineyards in Contra Costa County. Grenache comes from three vineyards in Oakley, where grape clusters are meticulously thinned to concentrate the flavors in the fruit. Warm-grown Contra Costa Syrah provides rich berry character and good tannin structure. Mourvèdre vines are planted in sandy soil and are dry-farmed, providing luscious notes of chocolate and cherry.

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Individual lots of grapes were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. Grapes underwent total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel with select cultured yeasts at controlled temperatures. Grapes were pressed at dryness, then settled for ten days and racked to 28% new French oak with a medium plus toast level for 8 months.

Vintage
2017
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal Composition
58% Mourvedre
29% Syrah
13% Grenache
Appellation
California
Harvest Date
August 30 - October 10
Acid
5.95g/L
pH
3.73
Alcohol %
14.5

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering big cherry, raspberry and chocolate notes with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.