2007 Estate Mon Amour
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard,, Santa Ynez Valley
Varietals: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec
Harvested: November 12-27, 2007
Brix: 24.5 Brix, 14.5% alc. by vol.
Cold Soak: None
Barrel Aging: 22 Months in 50% New Taransaud Barrels
Bottled: Fall 2009
Released: Fall 2010
This is a very classic Bordeaux blend and a tremendous follow up on the great 2006 vintage. We are fortunate enough to grow all five bordeaux varietals organically. The breakdown for this well balanced and rich red wine is as follows: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon -26% Cabernet Franc - 19% Merlot - 7% Petit Verdot - 4% Malbec. The color is still a deep rich garnet reminiscent of crushed blackberries. The nose reminds you of expensive chocolate with notes of cedar and vanillin. Bountiful black fruit and tight tannins lingers through hints of plum and tart pomegranate Silky smooth texture with laser focus and clarity, evolving into wonderfully balanced rich black fruit with smoldering intensity.