2014 Omen Sierra Foothills Red Blend

Vintage

The third year of drought and the direst year on record, was coupled with an early bud break and a hotter than normal summer. Overall the harvest started earlier than normal. Although with slightly lower yields, an incredible quality and concentration was obtained, especially for red varietals. 

Tasting Notes

Omen, Red Blend is an explosion of flavors and intensity. From spices to cassis and dark cherry notes, the complexity of the blend transcends into subtle notes of leather and dark chocolate. The mouth feel is rich with luscious and elegant tannins. A very bold and powerful wine that is still approachable and balanced. 

Winemaking

In order to create the complex foundation of Omen, we work with a vibrant community of distinguished vineyards across the Sierra Foothills. Each block has been fermented separately to be able to preserve the single characteristics of the variety and the vineyard. The blend is then created and aged in 30% new oak for 8 months. 

Numbers 

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Zinfandel (40%), Merlot (20%) 

AVA: Sierra Foothills
Alcohol: 14.1%
PH: 3.81
TA: 5.16 g/L
RS: <0.1g/L (Dry) 

Food Pairings

Omen is great with steak, ribs, and duck. Any kind of barbecue will be complemented well by this wine. One of my favorites is a charcoal baked camembert with herb crackers as an appetizer. For dessert, I highly recommend a dark chocolate torte. Bon appetite! 

This wine can only be shipped to:

California, Florida, Minnesota

Taste With Winemaker Alexandre Remy





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