2010 Roadside Market Red
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
The 2010 Vintage: The growing season was favorable but a cool Spring delayed ripening and a warm Fall allowed us to pick these four varietals during October, which is normal for our region.
The Wine: Dark red color with scents of black plum and cherries & nutmeg / rich, lush black fruit flavors with full palate and the center filling in nicely with some breathing / great balance of acid, tannins and fruit with a lingering, promising finish / This is our very approachable Bordeaux-style blend designed to offer early pleasure and smooth drinking for those who want wines that simply provide pleasure.
Food Matches: complements and enhances any food calling for a red wine. Excellent with pastas with tomato-based sauces.
Descriptors: Attractive nose, full mellow flavors of ripe black fruits and lovely rich, soft finish.THE red blend for all meats, barbeque and cheese courses.
Date of Harvest: 10/1 to 10/30, 2010
Brix at Harvest: 25.0
(Average) pH: 3.75
Alcohol: 14.4 %
Varietal mix: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Merlot, 13 % Syrah, 4 % Tempranillo
Type of oak: American
Cases produced: 655
Bottling Date: 8/9/2012
Winemaker Notes: 2010 Roadside Market Red
Suggested Retail: National: $ 15