Upshot Red Wine Blend, Sonoma County, 2017
Merlot: 31%. Zinfandel: 31%. Malbec: 30%. Riesling: 5%. Petit Verdot: 3%. Time in Barrel: 16 months. Specs: pH: 3.69. TA: 0.58 Avg. Brix: 25.7 inches. Fig. from vine to wine. Upshot - The final positive outcome or conclusion of a discussion action or series of events, upshot wines are the end result of our winemaker's passion for blending flavorful, deeply nuanced, unique wines. Our red blend offers an unexpected, almost magical outcome of the growing season and winemaking process. This rich, supple wine bursts with blackberry and dark cherries with hints of spice followed by lush, rounded tannins and a lingering finish. Tom Klein: Proprietor. Justin Seidenfeld: Winemaker. Appellation: Sonoma County. Harvested: Start: 09/06/17. Finish: 10/07/17. Alc. 14.5% by volume. 29 Produced & bottled by Rodney Strong Vineyards. Healdsburg, CA.