2013 Eighteen Sixty-One

2013 Eighteen Sixty-One
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
46% Grenache | 20% Mourvédre | 20% Syrah | 13% Counoise | 1% Viognier
Aging
21 Months: 90% Ntrl French Oak | 10% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.4
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SKU: 13ESOED
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
46% Grenache | 20% Mourvédre | 20% Syrah | 13% Counoise | 1% Viognier
Aging
21 Months: 90% Ntrl French Oak | 10% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 red blend has aromatics of red fruits like plum, strawberry jam, and dark cherry. It is complemented with savory notes of clove, nutmeg, anise, white pepper and freshly tilled earth. The palate is medium bodied with a touch of minerality and fresh acidity on the finish.
Winemaker's Notes
The 2013 blend is much more approachable than its predecessor due to a milder and less structured vintage as a whole. The resulting blend has a little less Grenache (46%) than years past and a bump in more savory and structured varietals like Mourvedre (20%) and Syrah (20%). The wine spends 22 months undisturbed in French oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur added.
Estate Vineyards
66% Stoney Creek | 21% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
13% Fenaughty
Production
231 cases