2017 Red Blend
Sonoma Valley, CA
What we love
It can be quite exciting to find a special wine that’s both memorable and inexpensive. These are the wines that you want to share with your friends. The 2017 “Doris” is fresh, forward and delicious, showcasing flavors of blueberries, plums, dark chocolate and mint. Best enjoyed after a long day of work or with weekend BBQs. Enjoy!
About this Wine
Gail Wines was founded in 2013 by brothers Dan and Patrick O’Brien. Production is small, but their wines are memorable and authentic. Each bottle is hand-numbered, all in the name of their mother Gail.
2017 was an interesting vintage for Gail Wines. Most of the fruit they harvested this year was picked just before the fires began above Napa and Sonoma Valleys. While processing the fruit in Calistoga, the winery lost power. They were forced to move the wine to a friend’s facility in Sonoma to finish fermentation. In the spring of 2018, they moved the wine again, to Santa Rosa, where they blended half of their entire 2017 production into this wine. Only 1,500 bottles (125 cases) were made.
Drink now through 2022.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Zinfandel
- Alcohol: 14.1% | pH: 3.79 | Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/L
- Winemaking: Fermented using ambient, native yeasts then aged sur-lie in seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months.
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