2010 Monmartre, Red Blend   

Although this blend is almost 40% Carignane, the dominant cabernet franc comes shining through with its bright cranberry notes. The Zinfandel offers up its glorious raspberry and black pepper spice, while the Carignane brings darker black berry fruits to the finish.  This is all rounded off with a hint of blueberry from the wonderful Coast View Syrah. Aged for 21 months in Hungarian and American oak, yet the vanilla is a mere after-note that comes through on the finish. The palate is big and lush with soft textured tannins; perfect for pairing with your favourite meat dish.

 

Vintage:

2010

Varietal:

Carignane

Winemaker:

Anthony Craig

Appellation:

Santa Cruz Mountains

Barrel Aging:

21 mos

Cooperage:

20% New Hungarian & 20% New American

Cases Produced:

186

Release Date:

November 7, 2014

Composition:

38% Carignane 25% Zinfandel 25% Cabernet Franc 12% Syrah

Residual Sugar:

Dry

Acidity:

0.73

Alcohol:

13.5