Our Family Blend is a celebration wine that we love to make. Everything but the kitchen sink! Each vintage we create a blend with some of our favorite varieties paying a nod to that year's harvest. For the 2020 vintage we chose the following grapes to make the blend and are quite pleased with it. The majority is a combination of fruit from Mendocino & Sonoma Counties with a small percentage of fruit coming from other counties like Lake County. Cabernet Franc from Dry Creek Valley, Dolcetto from Russian River Valley, Malbec from Lake County, Sangiovese from Mendocino County and Zinfandel from Paso Robles.
Additionally this year we decided to make the right decision to change the label to reflect the harvest and give thanks to all of our team which includes are vineyard and harvest team members.
Aromas of rich ripe fruit with strong elements of earth and tobacco. Flavors include ripe and jammy black cherry-berry fruit and spices like nutmeg, cocoa, mocha that add to the chewy tannins. When you pour this wine into your glass you'll notice its jewel-like appearance. The colors will remind you of rare gems like sparkling rubies. On the nose you'll note cherry, strawberries and raspberry. At the mid-palate these same fruit flavors are intensified with flavors of earth and leather. It is dry with a crispness that comes from balanced acidity and tannin all of which makes it an excellent choice to accompany lighter meals such as roast chicken, roast pork loin, aged cheeses and hearty pastas. The finish is long and pleasant.
Varietal: Blend of Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Malbec, Sangiovese and Zinfandel
Appellation: Mendocino & Sonoma Counties