2017 Durell Vineyard Casteñada Red

2017 Durell Vineyard Casteñada Red

The 2017 vintage will be released in Fall 2019. 

The Casteñada Red often marks the end of our harvest season as its varietals are usually the last to be picked. Since this wine is a field blend, we have more than 6 different varietals that go into the fermentor at the same time (~25% of which are white grapes).  On the palate you'll find velvety tannins, mouth-coating violet, and black currant with a lingering finish. 2016 was unique as white grape yields were slightly higher, lending beautiful aromatics on the nose. This wine holds a very special place in our hearts as it honors our tasting room, the Adobe, and the rich history of Sonoma in how it is farmed, crafted, and bottled.

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Vintage
2017 was a vintage we will remember for a long time. After years of drought, we enjoyed a winter with record rainfall. Mother Nature was active, filling up dams and saturating soils while cleaning out salts that built up over time. Temperatures were cool, contributing to ideal fruit set and the season was on track for typical growth until heat waves arrived at the end of August into September. We picked some Pinot Noir prior to the heat spikes and gave the remaining vines water to let them develop further. While compressed into smaller picking windows, the grapes were perfectly developed and fermentation was steady. Thankfully, all our grapes were picked and wine was in barrel by the time the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa devastated nearby areas. Our vineyards were threatened but ultimately saved with the brave work of first responders. We are forever grateful for those who put themselves in harm's way to help save our livelihoods and for our good fortune during this atypical vintage.
Technical
Technical
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Soil
Gravelly, clay loam
Total Acidity
6.6 g/L
pH
3.43
Aging
15 months/100% French Oak, 60% new
Fermentation
14 days in open top fermenters
Alcohol %
14.6
Production
340 Cases
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