Meaty and mouthwatering with succulent edges, the full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.
California, United States
The dark cherry/mahogany red color is indicative of the luscious palate structure which leads with briar/ bramble berry fruit backed by notes of violets, sweet hibiscus juice, black currant conserves, and red-flesh plum. Meaty and mouthwatering with succulent edges, the full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.
A&C Red is designed for those of us who love texture, depth, complexity and all things indulgent. We start with a base of briary, juicy Zinfandel and layer-in depth from luscious Petite Sirah, brightness from tangy Carignane, savory meatiness from Syrah, and floral notes from Grenache. We employ French oak for aging to weave these components together and add a soft oak tannin framework and structure to the opulent fruit. Oak aging also imparts a toasty, nutty note that is an attractive counter-point to the rich jammy flavors and lends longevity to the wine should it be cellared. We embrace the Sonoma Sustainable Commitment and proudly work with growers who are committed to this endeavor. With some of our blend components sourced from vines greater than 100 years in age this blend speaks of the colorful history and present passion of winegrowing in Sonoma County.