2019 August Red
The August Rhône Red blend honors family while celebrating a bright and bountiful season. Both my father and grandfather, August, inspired us to share the best of what we have with family and friends. The month of August is also a time of harvest when we gather to share the fruits of the land.
August Red is made from a selection of the finest Syrah and Grenache blocks in the Folded Hills vineyards, each meticulously farmed by grower Ruben Solorzano. After harvest, the fruit is carefully de-stemmed. In order to add another layer of spice and structure, a portion of whole cluster is retained. All fermentation happens naturally with ambient yeast, and the fruit is foot-tread throughout fermentation. To preserve freshness and vibrancy, the wine is aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
This wine showcases dark fruit aromas of blackberry and ripe plum followed nuances of leather, freshly crushed mint, and black tea. Vibrant pomegranate and flavors dance across the palate with lightly tactile tannin and lingering acidity.