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En Vie 2018

En Vie 2018

A seemingly infinite number of small round stones flanked the brawny trunks of the aged vines. The tourist walked up to the edge of the vineyard and looked bemused, there seemed to be no soil, only stones. He turned to the owner of the vineyard and said, "Now why did you bother to bring all of these stones into the vineyard? Wasn't the soil good enough?" With a wry smile, the vigneron turned to the man and said, "Monsieur, that IS the soil..."

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Temecula Valley
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Embracing the style of southern Rhône, the wine gives off a radiant, limpid garnet color, foreshadowing a complex nose of cherry liqueur, smoked meats, and bay leaf. A medium-bodied wine, flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and peppercorn, perfectly match a bright, tingling acidity that makes way for a mild and smooth tannin on the finish.
Winemaker Notes
En Vie is our traditional blend paying homage to the great wines of the legendary Rhône Valley. In a specific part of the southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, many of the finest vineyards are grown in soils made almost entirely of small to medium sized stones. This terroir, the effect of the site on the quality of the final wine, is why we chose to grow the traditional Rhône varieties here in Temecula, where the soil and climate are very similar to the Rhône Valley.
Food Pairing Notes
A rosemary-crusted chicken breast laid on top of creamy rice pilaf would pair perfectly with this wine!
Production
50% Grenache | 20% Mourvèdre | 20% Syrah | 10% Cinsaut