Big Blend 2015:
Rich earthy tannins with deep black cherries and juicy mulberries jump right out of the glass in our highly anticipated 2013 release. This racy blend is dubbed “Super Senecan” that is, a non-traditional blend of vinifera grapes, whereby the blend changes from year-to-year. The 2015 contains five varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot leading the charge, two grapes that enjoy each other’s company!
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Franc, 4% Blaufränkisch. Barrel aged 9 months in neutral American, Hungarian, and French Oak. RESIDUAL SUGAR: .1% ALCOHOL: 13%
Choosing to ferment 37% on its skins, 10% in bins and 53% in stainless steel, created layered texture with deep flavors of macintosh apple, vanilla crème and tangerine. Located just above the lake’s shoreline, our thirty-six year old Chardonnay vines provide us with pristine, elegant fruit. Both skin and barrel fermented lots were aged in neutral French Oak for 8 months. RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.3% ALCOHOL: 13%