Neyers Left Bank Red 2018
16 In Stock
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
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