2018 O.K.D Four Red Blend
$0 / Bottle (750ml)
Shorthand for Oak Knoll District, O.K.D. is our annual experiment in blending. Reflecting the unique personality of each vintage, this wine gives us the freedom to play and see how different varieties interact over time. Four refers to the four varieties in this year’s blend.
Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.
This vintage of O.K.D is fresh and focused with expressive raspberry, black pepper, and earthy notes. On the palate, it is powerful and balanced offering ripe fresh fruit flavors layered with hints of sage and mushroom that lead to a long, velvety finish.
Winery Chef Chris Kennedy loves to pair this wine with duck, especially cooked with red wine. The solid acidity and structure of our O.K.D. blend cuts through the richness of the meat. He suggests enjoying with our delicious and savory Peppered Duck Breast with Red Wine Sauce recipe.
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