2021 Traverse

$60.00 / 750ml

The name pays homage to the abbot who traversed Mt Veeder, through Wooden and Lovall valleys en route to his favorite local watering hole.

BLEND
35% Merlot 34% Malbec 23% Cabernet Franc 8% Tannat
VINEYARD DESIGNATION
Alder Springs Vineyard, Mendocino County
SOIL PROFILE
rich volcanic soils
WINE NOTES
With notes of plum, pluot and sage, this fresh and highly aromatic wine would pair well with butternut squash ravioli. The exceptionally high elevation (~2,000 feet) and cool climate of the Alder Springs vineyard allows for longer hang time which gives the wine a signature bright acidity. For this blend, we took a traditional left bank Bordeaux blend and added Rhone variety, Tannat, to add structure and color, and is a nod to how we do things differently around here. Aged for 14 months, 50% once and twice used barrels and 50% concrete, which is a happy medium between oak and stainless: it maintains a constant temperature without imparting flavor, and preserves aromas and flavors in the wine thanks to micro-oxygenation of the concrete material
SPECS
pH 3.66 ǀ Acid 5.6 g/L ǀ Alcohol 13.8%
PRODUCTION
271 cases

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