2016 Queen Bee Rouge

2016 Queen Bee Rouge

$ 30.00

Fruit
The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec are all sourced from a single vineyard in the Los Olivos District AVA in Santa Barbara County. The Petit Verdot is from the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.

Winemaking
This Bordeaux-style blend is our first foray into the world of Cabernet. The bottling is classically composed of five noble grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The blend was cold soaked for several days to extract color and flavor from the skins, co-fermented in an open-top bin with gentle punch downs until fully dry, and pressed to a single barrel.

What's It Like?
This a medium weight red with nicely balanced fruit. It delivers round, dark berry flavors in a soft glove. 

Technical Information:
Aging: 24 months in a neutral French Oak barrel 
Titratable Acidity : 5.04 
pH: 3.84
Alcohol: 13.3% 
Production: 30 cases