Red Blend, 2020. Root Cause

Red Blend, 2020. Root Cause

Item #: C0622R2
Vintage: 2020
Varietal: Red Blend
Vineyard/Appellation: California
Color: Inky Purple/Red
Nose: Blackberries, Vanilla
Palate: Oak, Dark Chocolate
Finish: Rich
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2025/Lamb, Duck, Smoked Cheese, Sausage/14.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Steven Decosta and a team of talented young winemakers are behind this red blend. Their focus is on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, Decosta oversees research and development, introducing new technology alongside traditional practices across the winery. His goal is to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy.

A "Root Cause" is defined as the fundamental reason for the occurrence of an event, in the case of this wine, winemaker Steven Decosta and team take this quite literally. This wine lives up to the name thanks to the diverse soil, coastal influences, and California sunshine. The vines thrive and the roots run deep, resulting in well- structured yet expressive wines.

This red blend is jam-packed with notes of blackberries, vanilla, and warm toasted oak that lead to a dense palate rich in velvety tannins and dark chocolate. Pair it with a roasted leg of lamb or grilled lamb chops. This wine will also pair well with crispy skin duck breast, or Peking duck. If pairing this wine with a cheese plate, be sure to include smoked cheeses and a rich dry sausage.