1846 Red Blend 2013 Front Label
1846 Red Blend 2013 Front Label

1846 Red Blend 2013

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

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    Fruit driven, food friendly red that invokes the unique terroir set that is the Livermore Valley. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah, giving the wine plenty of rich, dense fruit flavors while maintaining a soft supple mouth feel. The wine opens with aromatics of bright red cherry, plum, raspberry and the right amount of earthy undertones. These fruit flavors and aromatics are joined with soft tannins and a long finish with hints of cocoa and vanilla.

    Blend: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petite Sirah, and 18% Merlot.

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    Our mission at 1846 Wines is to produce wines that best reflect the region in which they were grown and offer them to you at a great value. We create world class wines from multiple vineyard sources throughout the region to produce single variety Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as a Red Blend that best express the vintage and the region. We believe that great wines start in the vineyard, and that is why we hand select all of our esteemed vineyard partners to grow wines of distinction that allow us the ability to blend and create them and offer them to you.
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    A warm sub-appellation of the greater San Francisco Bay AVA (American Viticultural Area), Livermore Valley mainly hides behind the shielding effects of the bay’s eastern hills. However, late afternoon winds cool down summer nights as daytime heat rises from the Central Valley in the east, pulling the cold, foggy, bay air inland. This cooler evening air permeates the Livermore Valley's foothills, making this an ideal environment for the development of phenolic ripeness and concentration in its wine grapes.

    The Livermore Valley is one of California's oldest wine regions and has played a crucial role in shaping California's wine industry. Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. Then in the mid 1800s, a man named Robert Livermore planted the area’s first commercial vineyards. Winemaker pioneer C. H. Wente arrived a few years later; today the Wente Chardonnay clone is the source of a majority of California Chardonnay. Furthermore, James Concannon and the Wetmore brothers recognized the virtues of the area’s Bordeaux-like gravel soils and dedicated themselves to making high quality wine from Bordeaux varieties. Today the area is also known for high quality Petite Sirah.

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

    EPC31249_2013 Item# 164972

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