Firehouse Red

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Wine Details

Vineyards:

Blend:
• 22% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 24% Syrah
• 26% Merlot
• 10% Cabernet Franc
• 5% Malbec
• 6% Sangiovese
• 3% Zinfandel
• 1% Petit Verdot
• 1% Carmenere
• 1 % Grenache and 1%Counoise

Cooperage: The wine is on 40% new oak barrels, mostly French and American oak with a compliment of Eastern European oak for 16 months.

Acidity & PH: pH 3.72 & TA 0.57

Alcohol: 13.8%

Cases: 11500 Cases

Prices: $16/bottle   $172.8/case

Winemaking

Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into small 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked a minimum of 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation.

Vintage

A cool, wet spring and cooler than normal summer, were followed by near perfect fall conditions, with warm days and cool nights, promoting flavor development while sugar accumulation was slow, which allowed for concentrated fruit flavors, great balance and a nice, bright acidity. 

Tasting Notes

Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals.  The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans.  The tannins are firm, but not a bit edgy and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise.  A truly lovely vintage.

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