2018 HOMESTEAD RED BLEND
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Merlot 44%, Zinfandel 32%, Grenache 7%, Mourvedre 6%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8%, Syrah 3%

Alcohol:  14.0%

pH:  3.79

TA:  6.1 g/L

Size:  750ml

Home Delivery Shipping Offer:  $1 per bottle + $1 order processing fee when you order a minimum of 2 bottles

2018 HOMESTEAD RED BLEND

Retail Price: $23.00

Homestead Red Blend celebrates wine making in Northern Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.

Homestead Red Blend celebrates winemaking in Northern Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The 2018 is a blend of six of our favorite grapes. Each varietal adds complexity and dimension to this well balanced wine. Winemaker Kevin Hall anchored the blend with rich, concentrated Merlot, added Zinfandel for spicy notes, Cabernet Sauvignon for elegant structure, Grenache for berry flavors, Mourvedre for additional texture, and Syrah for more bright spicy flavors and floral aromatics.

The 2018 growing season began a bit cooler than the past few vintages, but we had a near perfect fruit set with moderate summer temperatures and relatively few heat spikes. The mild weather led to a longer hang time, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. Harvest began on September 10 and the fruit had excellent flavors and balanced natural acidity.

Each individual lot for Homestead Red Blend was picked, fermented and barrel aged separately in order to maximize complexity and broaden the flavors in the glass.

This dark purple wine has complex aromas of black cherry, spice, plum, cassis, blueberry, oak and vanilla. This is a medium bodied wine with spicy flavors of berry, plum, cherry, oak and vanilla. This is a lush, juicy wine with nice balance and a long structured finish.

Accolades:

2018:  90 points & Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition
2017:  95 Points & Gold Medal - Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge