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2012 Pastoral Rouge Red Rhone Blend

2012 Pastoral Rouge Red Rhone Blend
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Burgundy meets the Rhone in our flagship blend, which William calls an “anti Châteauneuf-du-Pape.” 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah. Grenache and Mourvedre are extremely rare in the Russian River AVA. 50% Whole cluster. Layered with bright red fruits, pomegranate, cherry, lingering acid and hint of tannin. 12.5% alc

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Wine Specs
Red Rhone Blend
Russian River
T.A. 0.65 g/100mL
10 months neutral French oak
native yeast and ML, 1/2 ton bins
Bottling Date
August 2012
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Tasting Notes
The 2012 blend is comprised of 40% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 30% Mourvèdre. In comparison to the 2011 this release is slightly less savory, lighter, brighter and more vibrant, which will not come as a surprise to those who enjoyed the 3 individual wines. Color is a light brick red. On the nose one smells fresh aromas of pomengranite, black tea, white pepper, red cherry and spice. On the palate the wine is subtle, bright, fresh: layered with bright red fruits, a mid palate that covers the tongue with spice and darker red fruits, and a lingering finish, with just a touch of tannin for balance, with a hint of salinity that will continue to develop with bottle aging. Suggested to drink from a Burgundy glass, and please, at proper temparature of 56-58 degrees.