Cortina Red 2013
Dry Red Wine
Cortina Red was our very first wine that we made. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. For our Cortina Red Blend we are proud of the fact that all the grapes are grown on our ranch in the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range in Colusa County.
The Syrah grapes come from our Chamisal Creek vineyard in the lower part of the ranch. The vineyard was planted in 1997. The clone of Syrah we planted is the Shiraz clone that is widely used in Australia. Chamisal Creek Vineyard is both bordered and planted around century old valley oaks giving the vineyard rich character and history.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes are sourced from our Valley View Vineyard. Combining the fruit from these two vineyards seemed like the logical first step when planning our first wine offering. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the character rich base of the wine with the Petit Verdot and Syrah adding balance and drinkability in that order.
This meritage blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot and 27% Syrah has complex notes of pomegranate, coffee & tart cherry. This is a well balanced wine with expressive notes of dark chocolate truffle and cinnamon.
Chimichurri rubbed roast lamb, with polenta and shaved brussel sprouts with a balsamic drizzle
Braised chicken, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and spring greens with a house made spicy ranch dressing
Or, a Chili verde pork stew topped with sliced avocado and sour cream served with a side of grilled summer vegetables.