2013 Rockin' One
Large Format Bottles
Larger wine bottle sizes are well suited to longer aging of Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. Wine from larger format wine bottles tend to age more slowly, and possibly even develop more complexity and nuances than wines from smaller wine bottle sizes. This is due to the smaller amount of air that resides between the cork and the wine. The surface to air ratio between the wine and the bottom of the cork is called ullage. The amount of ullage can either oxidize the wine, causing it to age prematurely, or develop at a slower pace of maturity. This takes because because the more air the surface of the wine is exposed to, the faster the wine is going to develop. That is why half bottles develop so much faster than large format bottles.
A harmonious blend of 41% Mourvedre, 29% Grenache, 24% Syrah and 6% Petite Sirah evoke aromas of stewed boysenberries, dried raspberry, pipe tobacco, clove and orange zest. A balanced core provides the foundation for nuances of plum preserves, fresh olalliberry, tart cranberry and vanilla candy to dance across the palate. Complex, layered flavors glide atop soft, integrated tannins and a bright acidity highlighting notes of dusted potpourri, black licorice, freshly cut spearmint and a ghost of jasmine incense.
Enjoy now until 2021
Picked throughout September and October, the grapes were fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters and pumped over multiple times per day to achieve maximum extraction. Aged for 22 months in French oak and American oak.During the last 12 months of barrel aging, the blending components were aged together in oak. During the first 10 months they were aged separately by variety.
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