2019 Rocos Blend
The wine has an intense ruby color with a dark violet hue. The nose has hints of spiciness with notes of fennel and fragrant aromas of cassis and espresso. The palate is dense with layers of black fruit, licorice and chocolate. Soft tannins are persistent and tightly knit with finesse.
Varietal: 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Soil type: Rocky Hillside soils with clay and sand
Vineyard: Head Trained, 4' x 8' spacing for Grenache and Carignan, Trellised, 3' x 6' spacing for Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking: Field, cluster and berry sorted fruit, 33% whole cluster for Grenache and Syrah, fermented in open top stainless steel, natural yeast for primary and malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Elevage: 18 months in neutral French Oak barrels and 18 months in bottle
Production: 100 Cases