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2019 The Big Canyon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Appellation
El Dorado County AVA
Alcohol %
14.8

2019 The Big Canyon
Starfield Estate El Dorado AVA

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SKU: 1FSFV19BigCan

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Big Canyon possesses the true essence of a bold red blend! This GSM blend features our savory Syrah, complemented by bright Grenache, & opulent Mourvèdre. Both the Syrah & Grenache are 20% whole cluster fermented, adding incredible texture, complexity, & ageability to this wine! The fruit was hand-selected & aged for 18 months in 100% French oak to create a blend of Rhône varietals that is richly sophisticated, multi-layered, & with flawless balance.

You are first drawn in by the deeply opaque ruby color and vibrant aromatics of brambly, inky fruit like blackberry & cassis, with delicate nuances of caramelized fig, hazelnut, herbs de Provence, & toasted oak that develop in the glass. The enticing palate is silky on entry with bright cherry & fresh raspberry jam, with earthy notes of Dutch cocoa, oregano, & a hint of toasted oak. This blend is defined by its bold elegance & ripeness with an astonishing depth that signifies the hallmark characteristics of these spectacular varietals. With a long, savory finish & its beautifully intertwined acidity, this wine will continue to age famously for the next 10 to 15 years.

WINE PROFILE

Grape Variety: 36% Mourvèdre, 35% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 9% Petite Sirah, 4% Counoise
Appellation: El Dorado AVA
Vineyard:  Starfield Estate
Vines: Planted 2013-2016
Elevation & Site: 2,300-2,400 feet. Grenache, Mourvèdre, & Counoise are planted near the top of the hill, where they bask in the afternoon sun, as does Petite Sirah, which is planted on a south-facing slope just below the lake.  Syrah grows on cooler north-facing slopes near the Tasting Room.
Alcohol: 14.8%
pH:  3.74
Acidity g/L: 5.33
Cellaring: 18 months in 30% new French oak, 70% neutral French oak
Bottling Date: June 2021
Production: 546 cases
   

         

Food Pairings

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies, Roasted Lamb, Chocolate Covered Figs, Barbequed Ribs, Smoked Ribs, Duck Confit, Roasted Portabello, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Filet Mignon topped with Blackberry Compote

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Appellation
El Dorado County AVA
Alcohol %
14.8