UPSHOT

2018 Red Blend

19.00 / 750ml

Description

Winemaking Notes

Upshot is the end result of our winemakers passion for blending flavorful, deeply nuanced and unique wines. Exclusively from vineyards in Californias best growing regions, our blends offer a sumptuous, almost magical outcome of the growing season and winemaking process.

We favor throwing out the rulebook and make time for the unexpected, allowing nature to take its course. Relying on intuition, we practice our craft with passion in celebration of a life well lived. We make wines that enhance the simple yet profoundly meaningful everyday enjoyment of a life in a fun and inviting way.

Varietal Composition:
37% Zinfandel
34% Merlot
20% Malbec
5% Petit Verdot
4% Riesling

History

Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma Countys finest appellationsAlexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. We aspire to conserve and protect the environment in all winery operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming.

The end result of our winemakers passion for blending flavorful, deeply nuanced and unique wines. Exclusively from vineyards in Sonoma County, predominantly Alexander Valley and Knights Valley, our Red Blend offers a sumptuous, almost magical outcome of the growing season and winemaking process.

The Vineyards

The 2018 growing season was dry through the spring with well below normal recipitation levels. Cooler weather dominated this vintage with only two short, relatively mild heat spikes through the entire growing season. Summer days were very pleasant in Sonoma County with highs in the 70s and 80s and with August having even warmer temperatures. With everything in balance, we harvested September 22 through October 20.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Varietal: Red Blend
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA:
PH: 3.71
Cellar & Fermentation:
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