ForeFront wines are blended using an open sourcing approach, bringing together the best fruit, regardless of appellation, to craft wines of exceptional quality and distinctive style.
A dazzling bouquet of juicy red cherry and ripe strawberry
fruit woven amongst touches of dried rose petal and ground nutmeg rise from the
glass. Brilliant acidity and impeccable balance characterize the full, ripe palate, filled
with flavors of supple red raspberry and cherry pie filling, lingering through the
velvety finish and accented by hints of briar, cinnamon stick and brown sugar.
Sourced from diverse vineyards located on the western edge of the
Central Coast of California, the defining characteristic is coastal influence. San Luis
Obispo County grapes from the west side of Paso Robles and pristine vineyards in
Edna Valley provide a base of dense, black fruit and spice notes.
Picked by hand in the cool of the coastal night, these grapes
were hand-sorted before being destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries
into stainless steel open-top fermentors. After a short cold soak, the fermentation
took place with peak temperatures of 82° F to retain fresh fruit aromatics. The wine
was then carefully transferred to French oak barriques where it aged for 8 months
prior to bottling.