Intelligent Design Cuvée 2007
The grapes for our Intelligent Design Cuvée were sourced from the Clos La Chance Estate Central Coast vineyards. The different grape varietals were all handpicked, hand sorted and processed separately. The Grenache, Mouvedre and Cinsaut were fermented in open top tanks and punched down three times a day. The Carignan and Petite Sirah underwent fermentation in closed top tanks with pump overs three times a day. All wines were inoculated with malolactic bacteria and barreled in 100% French Oak. 36% of the French Oak was new. The wines aged separately for 18 months and were then blended together and bottled unfiltered.
What a great find. This was a new wine suggested to us by our waitress the other night and we loved it. Excellent ruby color with a center just a little lighter than the 2005 Silver Oak we had sitting next to it. Aromas of raspberry with hints of caramel and chocolate. The taste up front reminded me of black cherry soda which then transitioned into a velvety finish of cinnamon and nutmeg with hints of chocolate. Upon initial tasting the mid palette was not discernible but when allowed to open up the balance became more apparent. Delicious
Amazing and inivative new Rhone style red. Intelligent Design Cuvee is one of the best reds I've had the pleasure to drink in a long time. Beautiful ripe cherry pie with blaanced acidity and a delicate balance of some nice earth. I've had this wine with pasta, a nice filet and even bbq. I complements a great varity of foods, as well as a great drinking by it self wine. I love this wine.
Love this wine! Complex nose, velvety palate, cherry, cola and bakers spice. Great balance and something that pairs well with most foods.
i love this wine nothing goes better with a nice pork chop then this wine. its a perfect food wine, even great with a miso black cod. check it, its worth a look.
Food Pairings for Intelligent Design Cuvée
Color: Dark and ruby in color. Aroma: Hints of earth, spice and dark fruits dominate the nose. Flavor: The mouth is filled with flavors of cherry pie, plum, raspberries and baker’s spice. Texture: This wine is rounded out with divine natural acidity and moderate tannins which culminate with a long finish and lingering hints of earthy berry pie.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 13.8%||pH: 3.52|
|Total Acidity: .61 grams per liter|