On the nose, the meatiness and spice of the Syrah takes center stage. The palate picks up bright, red fruit and plum from the Malbec.
Our Artistry Series celebrates the creativity that winemaking and traditional art have in common. In this series we focus on four blends that represent Joe Benziger’s interpretation of renowned wine growing regions throughout the world. The wines are named for critical stages in the artistic process; from the spark of inspiration, to the connection between the artist and the observer as the work is interpreted.
Tasting Notes: The 2014 Interpretation is a blend composed of a famous Rhône, Syrah, with a twist of Malbec. On the nose, the meatiness and spice of the Syrah takes center stage. The palate picks up bright, red fruit and plum from the Malbec. Experience a rich, velvety middle, where the tannins explode and round out the wine.
Vinification: 93% Syrah, 7% Malbec. Each varietal went through partial malolactic fermentation and was aged separately until the final blend. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months.
Label Art: Elaine Coombs, San Franscisco, California