1858 v. 2020
Strong, earthy aromas of chocolate, coffee, leather, white pepper, and dried herbs, with delicate undertones of violet.
50% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Tannat
1858 is one of our signature blends that is named for the year that the Rose family purchased the farm on which our vineyard and winery reside. It is a wine that Justin has started to make each year to highlight something unique to the vintage, and we test it out on our loyal Club Members in a small batch blend.
As with most everything in 2020, the vintage gave us challenges early on, including a Mother’s Day freeze where we lost nearly 40% of our entire crop. So while we were able to ultimately produce good fruit, there, unfortunately, wasn’t much to go around.
We decided to focus on only producing 1858 from the 2020 crop due to the limited amount of wine that we had, which means that we didn’t make a Kilravock for 2020. We had the pleasure of using all of the best barrels to make this blend and were thrilled to produce 14 barrels.
A well-structured red blend, this is our signature wine made exclusively for club members. This vintage boasts the best of what our vineyard has to offer with earthy aromas provided by the Merlot, floral undertones and strong tannins thanks to the Petit Verdot, and warm leather and cherry notes compliments of the Cabernet Franc. It’s a wine that you could drink now with a hearty meal or one that you will be able to cellar for years to come.
Club Members: Please note that if you wish to purchase Lineage, Syrah, or 1858 online, you must first sign into your online account.
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