2018 Equipo Red Blend
Our Equipo project fulfills the "community sustainability" aspect of our overall commitment to sustainable agriculture and is our effort to enhance the quality of life for the folks whose hard work and dedication help us grow superb grapes. "Equipo" is the Spanish term for "team," and we are fortunate to have had the same team ever since we first planted our vines. We dedicate a portion of the profits from the sale of this cuvée to crew bonuses, and we created an emergency fund for our team to help defray some of the unexpected costs that arise during a serious illness.
Our 2018 Equipo is showing its potential right out of the gate! Powerful notes of ripe raspberry, olallieberry and blackberry immediately greet the nose, along with a very subtle salinity. Upon first sip, the rich flavors immediately coat the palate. Pronounced notes of plum and blackberry are followed by traces of vanilla and cocoa.
This wine demonstrates intense fruit and fantastic structure. Vibrant, intense, and robust, the finish is smooth, but lingering. Elegant and polished, this wine is drinking beautifully and is the perfect choice to share with family, friends, or your “Equipo!”