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2018 Zephyr
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Bordeaux Blend
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
14.5

2018 Zephyr

The zesty nose of green bell peppers and jalapenos is enhanced by fruity aromas of blackberry pie, sweet plums, and blueberries, complemented by lovely violet floral notes. Plum flavors and grippy tannins star on the palate, with notes of blueberry cobbler, black cherry, molasses and dark chocolate preceding the bold, pleasurable finish.

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GRAPE BLEND & SOURCE

74% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard (CF & MER); Pear Valley Vineyard (PV); Sunstone Estate Vineyard (CS)

TECHNICAL SPECS

pH: 3.77

Acidity: 5.93g/L

Alcohol: 14.5%

15 months in 26% new/74% neutral French oak

TASTING NOTES

The zesty nose of green bell peppers and jalapenos is enhanced by fruity aromas of blackberry pie, sweet plums, and blueberries, complemented by lovely violet floral notes. Plum flavors and grippy tannins star on the palate, with notes of blueberry cobbler, black cherry, molasses and dark chocolate preceding the bold, pleasurable finish.

WINEMAKING

Our Zephyr blend is full-bodied with expressions of fruit, floral, cedar, smoke, bitter chocolate, and powerful notes of grape and oak tannins as we harvested from three vineyards, and three regions: Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, and Santa Ynez Valley. Our four delightful varietals of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot create this blend for a nice aging wine as the tannins settle in the bottle aging process of minimum 6 months. We aged our varietals individually on 26% new French oak barrels for approximately 15 months and blended and bottled to 375 cases in January 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 Zephyr can be enjoyed now and for up to an additional 5-7 years if stored in proper conditions.

MAKERS

Brittany Rice, Dir. of Winemaking

Jon Flores, Assistant Winemaker

Jose Gomez, Cellar Master

Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Master

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