2014 Parker Daily Red Blend, Alisos Vineyard, Santa Barbara County

2014 Parker Daily Red

Alisos Vineyard

We are pleased to offer the 2014 Daily Red Blend.  The wine is fruit forward and food friendly. 50% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot. The Syrah is the Estrella clone which originates from Chapoutier in Hermitage.

Wine Origin:
The Alisos vineyard is a flagship vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley.  The steep south-facing hills, low yields and cool growing conditions of Alisos produce fruit that is superb.  The resulting wines are both intense and aromatic.

Winemaking Notes:

The 2014 Daily Red Blend was harvested by hand on September 17th.  After hand sorting and a gentle whole cluster press, the wine was allowed to cold settle for 3 days before fermentation commenced.  Extended maceration was 12 days.  The wine was then transferred to neutral French cooperage.  The wine remained in barrel, sur-lie for 20 months.

Tasting Notes:

Dark purple in color, the wine exhibits plenty of dark red fruit along with spring floral aromas.  The wine has intensity while maintaining a supple texture and good length.  Serve at cellar temperature.