2013 Three Vine Red
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2013 Three Vine Red
2013 Three Vine Red

Stewed berries, dark mocha, baking spice. Balanced structure with soft tannins, and smooth lingering finish.

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About This Item

The 2013 vintage was an amazing year with textbook, grape-growing weather. Spring brought an above average crop set, necessitating green thinning at veraison to keep our yields down. Summer weather was ideal, starting with cool fog in the morning clearing to sunny skies by early afternoon, with temperatures soaring up into the high 90°s F, then quickly cooling following sunset. This created temperature swings of up to 40° F, which is ideal for our Bordeaux-inspired reds. Lyon Vineyard was the source for our Right Bank-inspired blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Our Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc were harvested on September 27th, and were co-fermented in a 10-ton fermentor, whereas the Merlot was harvested fully ripe on October 8th and fermented separately. Each varietal adds unique demention; Petit Verdot adds color, structure, and floral aromatics; Cabernet Franc contributes bold red fruit impressions such as pomegranate, and tobacco leaf aromatics;  Merlot grounds the blend with black fruits and plum flavors.

AVA: Alexander Valley
Harvest date: Sept. 27 & October 8th, 2013
Blend: 50% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 19% Petit Verdot
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
TA: 0.54 g/mL
pH: 3.67
Barrels: 30% new Saury American Oak; 60% neutral
Saury French oak, 10% neutral Hungarian Oak
Time in Barrel: 15 months
Bottling Date: March 2015
Cases Produced: 1,380