Another wine that’s not yet bottled, the 2016 Knockout Red checks in as 60% Petite Sirah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that’s brought up in 70% new barrels. This sexy beast of a wine gives up tons of black fruits, peppery herbs, new saddle leather, and earthy goodness in its full-bodied, ripe, yet balanced profile. It’s another terrific wine from winemaker Stephanie Putnam that delivers the goods.
A blend of 60% Petite Sirah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Knockout is deep purple-black in color and scented of mocha and baked black and blue fruits with suggestions of earth and fruitcake. The palate is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, firm and chewy, finishing long and layered. This needs time, for sure, but give it a good 4-5 years in the cellar and, as the name promises, it will be a knockout! 78 cases produced.
Super-ripe black cherry, crème de cassis, sweet French oak, graphite, licorice and mint infuse Jean-Charles Boisset's 2015 Knockout. Powerful and ample, with considerable aromatic nuance, the 2015 has a lot going on. It will be even better in a few years, once the tannins soften.
A blend of 67% Petite Sirah and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Proprietary Red Knockout has an opaque purple-black color and nose of baked plums and blackberry preserves with spice box, violets, licorice and sandalwood. Full, rich and concentrated in the mouth with a firm, chewy texture, it's long, layered and quite earthy on the finish. Only 78 cases produced.