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2020 Estate Opulence

2020 Estate Opulence

Elegant Bordeaux Blend

  • Varieties:
    30% Merlot
    23% Cab Franc
    17% Malbec
    20% Cab Sauvignon
    10% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
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  • Acidity:
    0.66 g/100ml
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  • Date bottled:
    July 28, 2023
  • Cases produced:
  • Retail Price:
    $ 38.00

Growing conditions:
Minimal winter rainfall until a wet March averted an extreme drought. No frost events but windy conditions during bloom led to a smaller fruit set. The lighter crop coupled with a long warm summer led to an outstanding earlier, small harvest with excellent quality.

After hand harvesting, the grapes were crushed then innoculated 24 hours later with D80 yeast and spent an average of 14 days on the skins prior to pressing, Different varietal lots were barrel aged separately for 20 months prior to selecting the final blend. Total barrel aging was 27 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Tasting notes:
Intense, complicated, and rich. Aromatics emanating from the multi-varietal blending include hints of black cherries, dark chocolate, and violet are intertwined with spicy oak. Flavors are deep and rich with layers of pleasantly assertive tannins, rich fruit and toasty oak. The finish is lush with piquant acidity ensuring excellent aging potential.

While enjoyable currently, this multidimensional Bordeaux blend will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 6-10 years in the bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2030-2038.

Food selection:
This supple, complex wine will enhance elegant beef selections such as filet or prime rib as well as more
exotic game selections.

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