2013 Pastoral Rouge
Pastoral Rouge is our flagship red Rhône blend, uniquely crafted each year. The grapes of this blend come from a cool microclimate within the Russian River Valley, producing a wine of balance and finesse. Made in an Old World style with minimal intervention, fermented with native yeast, and aged in neutral barrels, allowing the grape to express its sense of place and vintage. The wine is bright and juicy, with notes of red fruits, earth and spice. 50% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre
You may notice we are releasing the 2013 AFTER the 2014, which runs counter to how most CA wineries do their thing. We like to release wines when we enjoy them; some vintages take a bit longer to show themselves.