Our newest Bordeaux-style blend is Tessitura, Italian for texture, making use of the wide range of flavors and styles of wine produced from our estate vineyards. The carefully chosen lots were deftly entwined for richness and complex layers of flavor.
Fruit was harvested from select estate vineyards in a handful of renowned appellations. With their distinct terroirs, each of these appellations constitutes a singular thread, that the winemaker has woven together to craft a finished wine that is far more than the sum of its parts.
Harvest & Winemaking
With steadily mild temperatures throughout the growing season, the 2009 vintage progressed very smoothly and the clusters ripened evenly. The fruit for this wine was harvested mid-September through late October and was thoroughly sorted in full cluster, and then by individual berry. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 40% new French barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18
months before bottling.
Our richly-woven blend is a gorgeous ruby-black in the glass and boasts vibrant aromas of ripe cherry, berry and blue fruits beneath layers of hibiscus flower, sweet chai and cinnamon stick. The bright palate swells with rich flavors of stewed red cherry and crushed raspberry beneath wisps of warm toffee and subtle cracked black pepper. Lengthy and supple, the finish softly resonates with hints of graham cracker and cardamom, backed by fine tannins.
This strikingly elegant blend offers countless layers of flavors and would make an appropriate partner to a simple, yet substantial dish. Try Tessitura with a roast rack of lamb or, Brisket from our friends at Kansas City Steaks and seasonal vegetables or alongside a nutty, flavorful cheese like Appenzeller, for a delectable pairing.