' Septentrio Winery - Wines

2013 Retrograde Red Blend

Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, this Lovely Bordeaux style blend is full in flavor and aroma.

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Description

Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense with cassis, black cherry and bitter chocolate, yet bright with red cherry and plum, grounded by notes of crushed stone. This powerful wine dances into a long, lingering finish.

Tasting Notes

"Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense with cassis, black cherry and bitter chocolate, yet bright with red cherry and plum, grounded by notes of crushed stone. This powerful wine dances into a long, lingering finish"

Vineyard Designation

Windsor Oaks

Vineyard Notes

"The 2013 growing season was ideal due to healthy vine stress brought on by drought conditions and nearly perfect weather throughout. This vintage will be one of the most heralded in recent history as the wines are explosively delicious, characterized by rich color, delicate aromas, silky mouthfeel and intense mouth-coating flavors."

Winemaker Notes

"Picked during the cool of the night, we hand sorted and destemmed the fruit into 1ton bins. With an extended cold soak we extracted optimal fruit and earth characteristics. fermented for 29 days. aged in 42% new french oak for 32 months"

Awards

"Against many other Notable wines, Our 2013 Retrograde, Red Wine Blend received Platinum and Best Of class for red wine blends at the Monterey International wine competittion in 2017. It was rated by the seasoned panel of judges at 94 points and received a notable review"
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Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation Sonoma County
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml