Neyers Left Bank Red 2018
30% new French oak, 70% neutral French oak
"The finished wine shows a rare degree of classic varietal character, with its combination of cassis, myrtle and those delicious wild cherries the French call ‘Griottes’. While the wine is satisfyingly full-bodied, you’ll be amazed at how approachable it is already.” –Bruce Neyers
91 Points- Wine Spectator, “Refined, with a sleek texture to the raspberry, dark currant and blackberry flavors, this is filled with fresh acidity. Crushed green herbal and spice notes come in on the finish.”—Kim Marcus
The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed, then fermented separately in stainless-steel fermentation tanks, using only wild, native yeast and natural malo-lactic bacteria. We pumped over twice daily for around 45 days, then drained and pressed the must before racking the new wine to 60-gallon French oak barrels, about 30% of them new. The finished alcohol of 14.6% is an indication that fruit was optimally ripe, and the 16 months the wine spent in barrel have served to add a complex finish while allowing us to bottle without either fining or filtration.
Varietal Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot