Red Blend | 750ml | ABV 13.5%
The 2015 vintage of the Leese-Fitch Firehouse Red shows aromatics of Bing cherry, huckleberry, sweet leather and cedar with hints of toasted dill and earth. The flavour starts with dark chocolate covered cherries, espresso, vanilla bean, blackberry syrup and tart plum. The finish shows Italian roast coffee, heavy toasted French oak, balsamic reduction and cocoa nibs.
Winemaker notes: The 2015 vintage produced wines with a strong backbone and great depth. Low yields in the vineyards gave the tools to make concentrated wines with rich, complex nuances. The lead varietal is Petite Syrah from Lodi and Contra Costa Country adds wild nuances. With a touch of white pepper and dark black fruit. Zinfandel from Lodi and Sonoma County adds brambly fruit, softening the wine. Merlot from Clarksburg adds brightness and structure, while Mourvedre from Contra Costa County contributes cherry and dark huckleberry notes for further complexity. Finally, a splash of Clarksburg Tempranillo softens the mouthfeel.
Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 31% Syrah, 13% Merlot, 12% Zinfandel, 5% Barbera, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Tempranillo