Grand Valley AVA

This is a handcrafted blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah. As with all our wines, the grapes were hand-picked and grown in small Palisade vineyards which have well-drained soils. This balanced wine supports a complex range of aromas and flavors. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc add structure and complex fruit. Sangiovese provides an acidic accent with notes of strawberry, cherry and pomegranate.

Palisade Red yields complicated scents of sweet pie cherries and raspberries. The ripe fruit character is surrounded by oak tones of leather and vanilla. Seeking softer tannins and very broad, full mid-palate flavors we crafted this medium-bodied wine to be enjoyable now.


harvest
September 2003

Aging
24 months

storage
Neutral American
oak barrels

bottling
February 2006

quantity
2682 cases

statistics
14.25% Alc, pH 3.60
TA 6.45 g/l