2017 Rhyolite Estate Red Blend

2017 Rhyolite Estate Red Blend

2017 Rhyolite Estate Red Blend

Our flagship wine, the 2017 Rhyolite has an inviting deep purple hue with aromas of ripe blackberry, dried plum, espresso, earthy tobacco and violet. The rich palate offers mouth coating soft tannin with flavors of black cherry, black currant, earthy black tea leaves, and Rutherford dust mixed with hints of subtle vanilla and clove. The higher percentage of Cabernet Franc shows with the aromatics and the texture of the wine. This impressive wine has a finish that lingers long after each sip. Enjoy today or age for 8-12 years.

  • Vineyard: Rhyolite refers to the volcanic rock that makes up our soils. The grapes are 100% estate grown using sustainable growing practices. The primary vineyard blocks are between 300 and 500 feet in elevation in the eastern foothills of Rutherford.
  • Harvest: September 21st – October 3rd, 2017
  • Barrel ageing: 19 Months French Oak (95%) & American Oak (5%) with a total of 35% new barrels
  • Bottling: May 3, 2019
  • Alc: 14.5%
  • TA: 5.31 g/L
  • pH: 3.89
  • Blend: 64.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21.4% Cabernet Franc, 14.3% Zinfandel
  • Production: 343 cases
  • Release Date: November 1, 2020
$90 750 mL