2018 Durell Vineyard Casteñada Red

2018 Durell Vineyard Casteñada Red

Planted in the rocky soils of our Durell Vineyard, our Casteñada Red is a rich and robust Rhône blend of Syrah, Grenache, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier. This unique field blend of red and white fruit is fermented together, resulting in not only the most beautiful crop but a wine that sings with velvety blue fruit and savory undertones. The aromatics explode out of the glass with violet and anise seed and has a long, lingering finish. This wine always holds a very special place in our hearts as it honors our tasting room, the Adobe, and the rich history of Sonoma—our home that we love so much

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2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, we knew we had a healthy and full crop. So full, in fact, we did a number of fruit-thinning passes to reduce load on the vines. Even with this, we were happy to see an above average harvest with superb quality. We started picking in earnest after Labor Day, with cool, fall weather that allowed us to transfer the grapes in a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, with wines of true depth and power.
Year
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Soil
Gravelly clay loam
Titratable Acidity
5.7
pH
3.57
Aging
24 days | Open Top Fermentors
Fermentation
Concrete Amphora, Stainless Steel Barrels, Acacia
Alcohol %
14.0
Production
319
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