Varietals: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: Cougar Ridge, Cira, Whalerock, Great Oaks Ranch
Regions: Santa Ynez Valley & Willow Creek, Templeton Gap & Estrella Districts, Paso Robles
Bottle Size: 750ml
BroDeux has always been a blend a different Bordeaux varietals. Our goal has been to make a wine that expresses the complexity of a blend as is generally done in Bordeaux versus straight Cabernet or Merlot, of which there are many kosher single varietal bottlings. In the past we have relied heavily on Happy Canyon fruit, which is known as a Bordeaux varietal region that expresses more Bordelaise personality than say, Napa. For 2016 we ventured to Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley. With the Adelaida district producing Bordeaux varietal wines that rival Napa, like Daou and Justin, we felt like we should give this Central Coast region more focus in our Bordeaux program. The fruit from Paso Robles was counterintuitively very nuanced and Bordelaise versus the Cabernet from Great Oaks which while it displayed intense capsicum varietal characteristics was dense, ripe and opulent.
New Release TN’s:
Date Tasted: Dec. 2018
Nose: Classic Bordelaise notes, rosemary, perhaps a hint of Brettanomyces. Very pretty. Damson plums, hops. With air, leather, marzipan, mint and flint emerge
Mouth: Balanced attack of acidity and sweetness. Watermelon and plums. Capsicum, rosemary. Perfectly integrated chalky tannin. Perfect toasty oak notes. Medium to full body, almost Bordeaux level austere and 13.7% alcohol makes this a versatile wine.
Additional Notes: – We found this wine more enjoyable in a Bordeaux shaped glass
– Decanting is advised but tasting great straight away.
– Pair with herbed rib roast and root vegetables.
– Drink now through 2030