2014 Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Blend

2014 Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Central Coast
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: WSHRW147512

Located in the Arroyo Seco appellation, the Ste. Philippe Vineyard is in a dry riverbed with sandy loam soils, the perfect soil conditions for growing Merlot, the base of this blend. Petite Sirah, considered the backbone of this blend by Winemaker Paul Clifton, is sourced from two AVAs – Arroyo Seco AVA and San Antonio AVA. The Arroyo Seco Canyon vineyard is located deep in a canyon protected from wind, resulting in hotter growing conditions where Petite Sirah thrives. Further south sits the San Antonio Valley AVA, a warm growing area where hotter temperatures allow for thick skin and intense structure development. The balance of Petite Sirah for this blend is sourced from the Pacific Valley Vineyard. The Malbec is sourced from our Hook Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA where the gently sloping hills allow for excellent drainage in predominantly Chualar loam soils. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Central Coast
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Opulent aromas of blackberry and cherry, accompanied by vanilla and toasted oak. The refined yet robust palate is full bodied, lush and structured with layers of black fruit and toasted oak.
Vineyard Notes
53% ARROYO SECO 40% Ste. Philippe Vineyard Merlot 13% Arroyo Seco Canyon Vineyard Petite Sirah 32% SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS 32% Hook Vineyard Malbec 13% SAN ANTONIO VALLEY 13% Pacific Valley Vineyard Petite Sirah 2% PASO ROBLES 2% Branch Road Vineyard Cab
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs perfectly with fettuccine carbonara, mushroom polenta, or roasted chicken with vegetables.