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2018 Mistral
Wine Specs
Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 26
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.71
Aging
17 months in neutral oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 2020
Alcohol %
15.2

2018 Mistral

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SKU: 18MISTRAL

The 2018 vintage of Mistral is 97% Grenache from Red Mountain’s Ciel du Cheval vineyard and 3% Syrah from Coyote Canyon and Gamache vineyards.  This fresh wine features aromas and flavors of red berries, sweet tobacco, and lavender.  Aging was for 17 months in once-used American oak barrels.  

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ruby color and rich, smoky aromas of raspberry, strawberry, red currant, crushed roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, lavender and wafts of spiced incense. The flavors are pleasingly supple, yet substantial, with notes of red licorice, cocoa, sassafras tea and Red Mountain calcareous earth. On the back, the wine intensifies, with sensations of pressed berries, toasted nuts, framboise and crème de cassis liqueurs, and soft pencil lead, followed by a chewy, sweetish soft tannin finish that is lifted by bright fruit acids.
Vineyard Notes
97% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, 2% Gamache Vineyard, 1% Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Production Notes
Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 27.9%. Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 6 day fermentation. Then the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine. into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs with goat cheese, lamb skewers, high wind warnings and sideways rain.
Production
50 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 26
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.71
Aging
17 months in neutral oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 2020
Alcohol %
15.2