The Red Blend Collection is truly a winemakers blend. The components change each vintage in order to showcase the best of the best in the vineyards, and rumor is much of what goes into this wine is declassified fruit from their absolute top and most premium vineyards. Because the Aconcagua Valley is a Mediterranean climate – the varieties showcased are the best of the Mediterranean! 2014 was a hot, beautiful vintage, so they literally had the pick of the best in this years blend!
The final blend ended up being 48% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre and 12% Carignan and were all handpicked and double sorted before fermentation to ensure only the best of the best are selected. Only natural yeasts were used in fermentation and were aged in French Oak, a combination of new and used, and rested for 20 months before bottling. The wine is a gorgeous effort that has loads of dried red fruit flavors up front, held together by a rich palate and a backbone of fine grained tannins. It is juicy and well integrated with a really wonderful long finish. The wine is harmonious and balanced – drinking well now and should last 5-10 years in your cellar!