Bold, daring and innovative, our Red Blend combines a variety of grapes into something totally unique, totally delicious, and absolutely Stark Raving. Big aromas of ripe plum and dark cherry have a meaty, masculine quality that drives the profile. The palate keeps pace, marrying heady fruit with good structure, chewy tannins and a clean finish. Pair this wine with equally unctuous dishes, such as grilled or roasted meats accented with your own flair of spices and side dishes.
Wine Maker Notes
There are no rules when you’re stark raving. That’s exactly how we made our Red Blend, by finding varietals we like and a style we love. Ever heard of Tannat? It’s brilliant! A true powerhouse, loaded with structure and tannins to complement the dark Zinfandel fruit. Ever think of blending an American favorite like Zinfandel with Bordeaux-style varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot? It’s inspiring! Like the perfect couple that finishes each other’s sentences, the Zinfandel starts the conversation out strong and the Bordeauxs expand on it and sum it up with a good dose of tannins.
Varietal Composition - 34% Tannat28% Zinfandel18% Merlot10% Cabernet Sauvignon4% Petit Sirah6% otherBarrel Aging - 5 months10% French10% AmericanAppellation - 80% Central Coast20% LodiAlcohol - 13.9%Acidity - 5.5 g/LpH - 3.65RS - 1.2%