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2014 Miktos Red Wine Blend

Winemaker's Notes

Miktos - Greek, meaning to blend, mix or go well together. This is our fourth vintage of Miktos - a blend from the best barrels from Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot from our Estate Windacre Vineyard, as well as our Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec. Like our vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is aged for 24-30 months with 100% French oak. The wine is racked from barrel to barrel and is unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

This is the first time we have blended all five red Bordeaux grapes into one wine. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot, and 5% Malbec. The result is tunning! This wine offers length and breadth built on a foundation of firm tannin and toasted oak. The flavors are deep, powerful and explosive. Cassis, mocha, and new leather surround a core of dark, sumptuous fruit with a long lingering finish. Only two barrels were produced.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Merlot 11% C aberent Franc 5% P etite Verdot and 5% Malbec Appellation: Sonoma County
Brix at Harvest: 24.5 - 26.50
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.44
TA: 7.28
Barrel Program: 50% new French oak
Production: 50 cases

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2014 Bordeaux Blend Miktos