Eshcol Red 2020
$0 / Bottle (750ml)
Eshcol Red is an authentic and approachable red blend, sourced entirely from our Main Ranch vineyard. Our winemaker Bryan Kays crafts a unique blend each year, featuring the strengths of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot complemented by the inclusion of smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc.
The growing season began early after a very dry winter that included only half of our typical rainfall. The summer was sunny and pleasant, our warmest since 2003, and the harvest began a few weeks earlier than usual. There were two significant heat spells, one in mid-August and one in early September, but the grapes escaped damage as we have adapted our practices over the years to include more natural shading and the use of sprinklers for cooling. The wines from this vintage feature concentrated flavors and our signature brightness on the palate.
Ripe, juicy flavors of plum, cherry, and raspberry are layered with notes of warming clove, black pepper, and cocoa. Full-bodied and balanced, this red blend is supported with a generous mouthfeel and long-lasting finish. This wine is food-friendly and ready to pair with casual dinners at home.