Another blend from the Robert Clay Vineyard. Unlike previous field blends, each of these components were kept separate. An exploration of each variety’s attributes, we set out here to understand what each block had to say on its own. It wasn’t until tasting through barrels that we started to see the potential chorus of voices come together. Imagine cruising, windows down, a wet dirt road road just after a brief intense shower in an old leaky pickup truck full of super ripe tomatoes.
Robert Clay Vineyards
Merlot, Ruby Cabernet, Tempranillo
Harvested July 23rd, August 1 2018
12 days primary and aged 10 months in neutral barrels
.25g/l tartaric addition to Ruby Cabernet
Complete malolactic fermentation