Wine Name: Inked
Alcohol Content: 12.98%
Blend: Marselan, Shiraz, Arinarnoa, Alicante Bouschet
Description: 30 months in neutral American oak softens the beautifully colored red blend rich with aromas of violets, jammy fruit and peat. Nicely balanced alcohol and acidity let us enjoy flavorful blueberry and exotic spice.
Winemaker’s Notes: Marselan is a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. We obtained this INRA certified clone and planted it in Dragoon Mountain Vineyard’s soil because it is well adapted to drier soils and hot, sunny terroirs. It brings fine tannins, acid structure, cassis and cherry flavors, and excellent color. Dragoon Mountain Vineyard is also the only U.S. grower of Arinarnoa, a cross of the Bordeaux varietals Merlot and Pt. Verdot.
Pairings: Roasted shoulder of lamb with Provençal roasted vegetables, Cèpes à la Bordelaise (sautéed mushrooms), and rich French cheeses.
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