2018 Cuvee, Red Blend

Red Blend, North Coast

$26.00

Overview

Kokomo Cuvée is a focused blend that is inspired by the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Fifty percent of this blend (comprised of Grenache, Zinfandel, Carignan, and Petite Sirah) is made up of fruit from Tollini Vineyard, which is owned and farmed by third generation farmer Alvin Tollini. The vineyard is located in Redwood Valley AVA of Mendocino, and is 100% dry-farmed.

The other half of this blend is Syrah that is located in the cool-climate Sonoma Coast appellation, and provides a richness on the palate and a distinctive white pepper character that the varietal (at its best) is known for.

 

Tasting Notes

The art of blending in winemaking can lead to some of the most complex, interesting, and artistic wines. We tend to look at the Old World for inspiration in these blends, but our main objective is to have a wine with many layers and intricacies that harmonize together into a seamless and delicious wine.

 

Technical Data

  • Varietal: 50% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 10% Zinfandel, 9% Carignan, 5% Petite Sirah
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Alcohol: 14.2%
  • Fermentation: Tank/Open-top fermenters
  • Harvest date: September/October 2018
  • Aging: 11 months, 20 % new oak
2018 Cuvee, Red Blend