Our Rhône style blend, Recon Red, is named in honor of Ed's service as a Marine radio operator with the Marines Force Recon Unit during Vietnam.
This blend is comprised only of fruit grown on our estate and is: 54% Grenache, 26% Syrah Noir, 13% Petite Sirah, 8% Mourvèdre
The 2018 Recon Red is our interpretation of a typical Rhone red blend such as a Chateauneuf du Pape. Composed of 54% Grenache, 20% Syrah Noir, 13% Petite Sirah and 8% Mourvedre, the wine shows big aromas of fresh strawberries with subtle notes of green herbs. Medium-bodied on the palate with red fruits and savory umami flavors. The wine finishes with lingering red fruits and firm tannins. Aged 18 months in French and American oak.
Light in color, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre makes an easygoing, pair-with-everything table wine. Aromas of melon and cranberry on the nose carry through into those flavors on the palate, with hints of tar and ample pinches of dried herb - Wine Enthusiast