This delicate red is soft, elegant, & effortlessly delicious. The 2020 Cinsaut is enticingly bright, juicy, & fruit forward, with a soft thread of acidity running throughout, making it the perfect sipper for a hot day. Aromas of strawberry, watermelon, & raspberry burst from the glass, while more subtle notes of Madagascan vanilla, dried bay leaf, & nutmeg add depth & draw you in. The palate is loaded with notes of fresh blood orange & pomegranate, leading to a long finish doused with preserved Meyer lemon & a swathe of super soft, velvety tannins that keep you coming back for more. This wine has exceptional balance & is just a delight to drink. Drink now through 2024.
|Grape Variety:||100% Cinsaut|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||
2,250 ft. Warm, south-facing slope just above Turtle Pond. North-south rows. Rocky, shallow soils featuring abundant quartz pebbles.
|Cellaring:||18 months in 30% new French oak, 70% neutral French oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 2022|
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