“This is a unique and generous red wine, just as Colby is a unique and generous child. I blend five different grape varieties to make a red that is juicy and velvety smooth, with rich fruit flavors and a soft finish.”
DARYL GROOM, WINEMAKER
2016 Colby Red
2016 was another really great vintage in California. Quality across the board was high. We had another light crop and a very early start to the season. The entire ripening season had cooler than average daytime highs and cool nights creating awesome conditions for richly colored and flavored red wines.
The 2016 Colby Red wine, a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah, is a deep crimson color. Aromas of ripe red cherries, raspberries and star anise jump from the glass. The wine is generous on the palate with a rich mouthfeel complemented by well-integrated tannins and bold flavors of red berry and hints of clove spice. The finish is smooth with a slight toasty, vanillin character which lingers and is achieved from oak aging. Easy to drink and enjoy, this wine is a crowd pleaser.
Blend: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah, 10% Merlot, 8% Zinfandel, 8% Syrah
Harvest: September 1st – October 30th, 2016
Brix at Harvest: 24.1°
Suggested Retail Price: US$13.99
Cases Produced: 40,000