97 Points, Best of Class - North Coast Wine Challenge
The 2019 vintage proved to be another phenomenal year. While we encountered some significant storms coupled with high winds through bloom, in the end we emerged unscathed. While the 2019 season was generally cooler than 2018, we maintained our historical average with respect to degree-days due to lower temperature fluctuation. The consistency of weather through the growing season produced an exceptionally balanced and expressive vintage.
The Reynoso Family Vineyards 2019 Red Wine is 100% Estate Grown and consists of 60.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.7% Merlot, 10.1% Petit Verdot, and 7% Syrah. Fully hand-picked and sorted, the grapes were crushed and destemmed to tank for a 5-day cold soak. On-skin fermentation ranged from 20-33 days with punchdowns 3 times daily descending as fermentation progressed. The final blend was transferred to 50% new French oak barrels in November for a 20-month aging process before bottling on 12 July 2021.
APPELLATION: Alexander Valley
VINEYARDS: Estate-Grown - Hillside Fruit
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 60.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.7% Merlot, 10.1% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah
AGING: 20 Months in French Oak, 50% New
ALCOHOL: 14.5% by volume
Classic Rutherford, fruit-forward and beautiful, with currants, light vanilla, light herbs and flowers. Medium bodied and backed by Tulare Cherry, Plum, Pine Resin, Tobacco Leaf, Caramel with a polished finish.
Aromas of dark chocolate, mahogany, blackcurrants and black licorice. Polished and rich with a dense and deep core of black fruit. Ripe, muscular tannins with a Chocolatey finish.