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2019 Foundation Bordeaux Blend - Vineyard 36

2019 FoundationBordeaux Blend


A Right Bank Bordeaux inspired wine with a merlot base and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon.

This blend produces a merlot of extraordinary density, with rich, chewy tannins. Holding the promise of a long evolution in bottle. It is balanced, juicy and approachable. Foundation is aged in 40% new thin staved 22mm tight grain French oak Taransaud barrels.

Our merlot vineyard provides small berries and clusters, which produce highly aromatic and well-structured fruit, perfect for our intentions. This matched with the lean soils help to produce intense, age-worthy wine with a complex fruit and mineral layer.

  • Blend80% Merlot from Orchard Ave Vineyard - 20% Cabernet Sauvignonn from GIII Vineyard
  • WinemakerKeith Emerson
  • RegionNapa Valley
  • AppellationOak Knoll & Rutherford
  • VineyardBeckstoffer Orchard Ave & George III
  • Oak40% new French Oak
  • Brix at Harvest24.8-26.8
  • Harvest Date10/21-10/28
  • Alcohol14.4%
  • PH3.73
  • TA5.8g/100mLs
  • Production300 cases