Orange County Winner
71% 2012 Cabernet Franc, Valley View Vineyard
29% 2012 Petit Verdot, Valley View Vineyard
Like an exotic cocktail in the twilight zone, this wine is readied to dismay for those who THINK they know wine. A concentrated core of citrus grove floor, sherry, ripe fig Newtons, black cherries, and lemon drops are dramatically accented by Red Hots, fresh dill-like herbs, black licorice and cigar box. Doctor offers this wine to her patient, uttering, "Take heed with an open mind".
Artwork by Carole Rae Watanabe
Detail, Acrylic on Canvas
160 cases produced in February 2015
2015 Orange County Wine Competition