Eshcol Red 2019
$0 / Bottle (750ml)
Eshcol was the original name of our estate. First planted in the 1800s, the wines made here helped establish Napa’s early reputation for quality. Eshcol Red is an authentic Bordeaux-style blend sourced primarily from the younger blocks of our main ranch.
The dormant season was wet with much more rain than usual before the skies cleared in April, just in time for bud break. The weather in May was surprisingly cool and rainy again, slowing down the vine growth, and serving as a harbinger of the roller-coaster growing season that followed. The summer months alternated between warmer and cooler than average but, thankfully, the daily high temperatures rarely exceeded 100°F. September was warm and sunny, providing the perfect finish and all the grapes were in by mid-October.
This red blend opens with bold fruit-forward aromas of blackberry and dried cherry. On the palate, bright red fruit gives way to modest tannins and nicely balanced acidity, making it ready to open for almost any occasion.
This is a perfect pairing for casual cuisine like barbeque, arugula-topped pizza, or simply enjoyed on its own.
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