Complicated Red 2016
Aged in French and American oak barrels
Inviting aromas of ripe red fruit are complemented by fresh flavors of cherries and strawberries, accented with sweet, spicy oak tones. The wine is opulent yet balanced with a soft palate and a smooth, rounded, supple finish.
Sourced from vineyards throughout the coveted Central Coast and a small part of Contra Costa County, this wine is inspired by the Rhône and Priorat regions, yet with California soul. The Central Coast is a large AVA spanning from San Francisco County south to Santa Barbara County.
The 2016 vintage experienced an earlier budbreak than normal. Sourced mainly from the mid to northern part of the Central Coast, the moderate temperatures elongated the growing season allowing the grapes to retain acidity and develop intruiging, diverse characteristics.
Varietal Composition: 51% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 12% Carignan, 2% Merlot