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
- Production300 cases