This wine boasts rich aromas, unabashedly expressing Mica's use of new oak, with notes of vanilla, dill, clove, toasted almonds, and cherries. On the palate the wine is full bodied with cherry and bright berry flavors, chocolatey smoothness, and a tannic structure to age for 10 years.
Beef stir fry, fried tofu with ginger-sesame sauce, grilled lamb chops, or red wine braised short ribs are a few dishes we'd love to pair with this wine. Cheese Pairings: Aged Cheddar, Gouda, or Gorgonzola.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. We produced this wine as a cofermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the Merlot fermented as whole clusters. We bled off 20% of the juice from these grapes for rosé before fermentation, for additional concentration in the wine. It fermented in a small tank with 24 days on the skins. We reserved only the free run juice for this wine, which the highest quality wine, obtained before any pressure is applied to the fermented must.
Aged in 100% new Oak for 22 months, of which 50% was French and 50% was American.
Silver Medal, Orange County Fair
100 cases produced