1 1/2 Acre
October 29, 2018 | Wine Advocate
The 2016 1 1/2 Acre Red is composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot sourced from a single block on the Raymond Rutherford estate, all certified organic/biodynamic and aged for 20 months in 48% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of fragrant earth notions on the nose, giving scents of damp soil, mossy bark and fallen leaves with a core of warm red and black currants, black cherries and mulberries plus a touch of black pepper. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and very minerally, finishing fresh and long. 159 cases produced.
The grapes underwent an extended maceration and sat on the skins for 27 day before a native fermentation which lends complexity and depth to the wine before being racked to medium toast, French oak barrels for about 19 months of aging.
The grapes come from our Raymond estate vineyards, planted meter-by-meter, with all 5 varietals of a classic Bordeaux blend. The vineyards are officially Biodynamic and organic certified.
Opens with alluring aromas of rose petal and fresh golden raspberry with floral notes.
This soft and supple blend emanates baking spice, star anise and notes of an earthy forest floor with a soft white peppery spice finish.
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