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2018 Fred’s Red
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Bordeaux Blend
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Alcohol %
14.5

2018 Fred’s Red

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SKU: W_18FREDSRED
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GRAPE BLEND & SOURCE      

48% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 21% Grenache

Sunstone Estate Vineyard, and four additional Santa Barbara County vineyards

 

TECHNICAL SPECS

pH: 3.64

Acidity: 5.75g/L

Alcohol: 14.8%

16.5 months in mostly neutral French and American oak.

 

TASTING NOTES

Aroma: sandalwood, clay/loam soil, toasted nuts, red currants, blackberries, licorice, bay leaf, tea leaf, lavender, limited aroma. Palate: Blackberry, pepper, sandalwood, cedar, raw cocoa, toasted coconut, raspberries, cranberries, gooseberries, ground coffee bean, tobacco smoke.

 

WINEMAKING About 68% of the grapes used in the Fred's Red blend came from the Sunstone Estate, including all of the Merlot and most of the Cabernet Franc, with the rest coming from four additional vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Our blend varietals were made grape to bottle and aged separately. We aged our varietals individually, mostly in neutral French and American oak, with a small percentage using new French oak, for 16.5 months. Blended and bottled to 350 cases in April 2020.

 

FOOD PAIRING          

This beautiful blend pairs wonderfully with a roasted prime rib with porcini jus, braised lamb shanks, or a grilled burger topped with caramelized onions and bleu cheese.

 

CELLARING

The 2018 Fred's Red can be enjoyed now and for up to an additional 5-7 years if stored in proper conditions.

 

MAKERS

Brittany Rice, Director of Winemaking

Jose Gomez, Cellar Master

Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Master

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