2015 Rose & Son Red Wine
Vineyard Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
Blend Merlot 28%, Sangiovese 28%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Carmeniere 11%, Malbec 6%, Petit Verdot 5%
Harvested October 2015
Aging 15 months in barrel
Bottled February 2017
Released April 2017
This red blend smells a great deal like a classic Bordeaux. There is a mix of red and dark fruit, red plum, blackberry and dark cherry to be more exact, followed by leather and mushrooms. On the palate the red plum is confirmed with nice tannin structure. The tannins are present but not out of control; these will soften immensely with some bottle age. But the wine is showing great in its youth, offering a lengthy delightful finish. This will be a great companion for food.