28% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine opens with classical floral notes along with apple, pear and white peaches. The palate is generous with crisp acidity, making the wine drinker yearn for another sip. This wine is a perfect accompaniment to a warm summer day by the pool with friends and family.
Functioning as a mix between a “Super Tuscan” and a “Chianti”, The 2014 Soleil Rouge is a Sangiovese-based blend with Cabernet Sauvignon from Happy Canyon AVA. With a subtle hint of 2016 Viognier unleashed bright citrus aromatics otherwise not found in any one of the individual components. This wine was aged in a combination of standard french oak barrels and french oak puncheons which allowed us to select just the right level of oak tannin for the wine. The separate lots were blended to taste and bottled to 410 cases in February 2017.
Bion Rice, Director of Winemaking
Jon Flores, Production Manager
Jose Gomez, Cellar Master
Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Master
Titratable Acidity: .60
Malic Acid: 14
Residual Sugar: .56 g/L