Rendezvous Red

Lot 9 represents the 2009 Vintage
Rendezvous Red

72% Cabernet Franc - Chalk Hill, Sonoma County
28% Syrah - Dry Creek, Sonoma County
Brix at Harvest - Cab Franc: 24
Brix at Harvest - Syrah: 25
Alcohol: 14.7%
Vineyard Age - Cab Franc: N/A
Vineyard Age - Syrah: 24 years
Bottling Date: 10/20/2011
Release Date: 3/18/2012
Cases Produced: 200


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Wine Notes:

This dynamic blend of 72% Cabernet Franc and 28% Syrah was created to compliment the dinner table as well as any cocktail hour.  With rich yet supple tannins, this wine has a big mouth feel and finishes soft and silky.  It is richly layered with ripe black cherry, plum, currants, cocoa, and caramel.  Patient aging in French oak barrels for 24 months has brought this blend into balance.  The Cabernet Franc fruit is sourced from Chalk Hill in Sonoma County.  The region's rich volcanic soil and steep hillsides create an ideal growing condition for intense flavors and complexity.  The Syrah is grown in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley whose weather allows for the fruit to thrive in the hot summer days and its complex soil from the ancient sea floor adds to the wine's richness.