2011 Vin des Temps Red Blend, Monterey County

This claret-styled Cabernet blend is sourced from vineyards situated 1,000 feet up in the Santa Lucia range, near Monterey. The calcareous shale-loam soil lends an enhanced mineral complexity while providing both drainage and aeration. During harvest, micro-blocks are picked alternately to maintain the consistent phenolic ripeness ideally suited for these noble varietals. 

Appellation:  Monterey County
Production: 300 cases
Varietal: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 27% Malbec
Crush: de‐stemmed and whole cluster press
Ferment: 
barrel fermented with native yeasts
Aging: 10 months in neutral French oak
Olfatory: attractive blackberry, fresh plum, black cherries, with a hint of fresh herbs
Palate: balanced with gentle, integrated tannins, nice acidity and a long, finish of cedar, black cherry and mint

 

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Collections: Vin des Temps Wines

Type: Red Blend

Vendor: Vin Des Temps


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