This wine possesses fragrant notes of dark cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, star anise and clove. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, its well-rounded tannins are beautifully integrated for a persistent finish of licorice and black pepper.
45% Merlot, 28% Petite Sirah, 22% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Medal of Best New World Red – Wine Luxe International Awards & China Wine Challenge 2016
The 2013 vintage was bountiful in the North Coast counties. A mild spring was followed by a long, moderate growing season. The 2013 Victorian Claret is a complex blend of the best vineyard of Guenoc winery. The fruit was fermented for 10-12 days using primarily native yeast, followed by barrel ageing for 13 months in 30% new French & American Oak barrels.