"Very dark red color. Bold scents of blackberry, licorice, roasted cherries lead the charge while subtle notes of vanilla bean and oak spice round out the aromatic profile. Upon taste, these characters concentrate toward dark fruits and oak spice. There is an abundance of silky tannins and moderate acidity, which helps retain a strong sense of freshness. This Red blend finishes full, youthful, and lively. Enjoy now through 2032." ~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
It all starts in the vineyard where our winemaker, Bill Brosseau, works with our growers to balance the vines so they produce rich, flavorful, and nutritionally healthy fruit, without over or under stressing the vines. All of the fruit is carefully hand sorted, and a gravity flow process is used throughout fermentation.
In the cellars, we carefully handle the juice and resulting wine at every step, ensuring maximum varietal and site typicity. Due to the inherent concentration of the Mountain Select blend, we age it in barrel for up to five years so it can develop at a graceful pace, lending it to maximum complexity and enjoyment for many years to come.
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Growers: Various Winemaker: Bill Brosseau Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA Viticulture Practice: Farmed Organic Cooperage & Ageing: 56 months in 100% new oak (mostly French, some American) Production: 19 barrels Composition: 47% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Acidity: 3.42 pH, 7.96 TA (g/L) Alcohol: 14.3% Harvest: October - November 2017 Club Release: September 2022