2013 L'Ange Rouge
L’Ange Rouge meaning “The Red Angel” is dedicated to Mac’s grandmother. Grandma had red hair so what better of a name? Alta Mesa Grenache is blended with Grenache from Thompson Vineyard to showcase a rich and complex blend of Grenache.
The components of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre were fermented in small open top bins, with 60% whole clusters included. The wine spent 15-20 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 16 months in 500-liter puncheons. 16 months in French Oak 20% new.
Dark chocolate, mint, plum, rosemary, black raspberry, white pepper, mineral, polished tannins, finishing bright, and light on it’s feet.