We bottled the 2017 with about 9 months of barrel aging in neutral oak. As such, you’ll find this light-bodied wine expressive and bright with notes of fresh strawberries, cranberries, fresh tobacco, and basil. The palate will fill your mouth with just-picked summer strawberries and a long finish with soft tannins.
This wine is being released now with the hopes you’ll enjoy it young and get the full expression of fruit flavors. Drink up and don’t worry about cellaring!
Elevation: 3300 ft. Soil Type: Amarillo Fine Sandy Loam
Since we opened our tasting room in 2008, we have highlighted Rhône varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre in our program. But more recently, we have worked with growers such as Farmhouse Vineyards to expand our range of Rhône varieties to enhance both the red and rosé program. Cinsault is one such addition, and this expressive 2017 vintage gives our club members a chance to experience Cinsault on it’s own. We think wine club members will understand why this variety has earned a place in our cellar as a blending component once they taste it’s bright fruit flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is a great aperitif and is easy and lovely to drink on it’s own. It pairs beautifully with soft goat cheeses, blueberry salads, trout or salmon seasoned with dill.