2012 Mon Amour
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Blend: 36% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, & 4% Malbec
Ageing: 22 Months, 30% New Oak (20% American)
Bottled: Fall 2013
Released: Spring 2014
Cases Produced: 1,300
“Mon Amour” signifies a devotion to a love of a classic Bordeaux blend, or at least that is how we translate this French proverb. With nearly equal counterparts of Merlot (36%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), bolstered with a hearty amount of Cabernet Franc (19%), and spiced with Petit Verdot (7%) and Malbec (4%). This iconic estate blend has luscious fruit expressions of raspberry, rhubarb, plum, white pepper, and pencil shaving aromatics. Fully complimented by a dusty, cedar, spiced and baker’s chocolate mouthfeel. Silky caressing tannins coat the tongue on the long finish, giving you plenty of time to reminisce on ones affinity with great blends commonly found in the Bordeaux region, or simply just great love affairs.