2013 Fritz Estate Proprietor's Red
Produce from our Estate vineyards, the Proprietor’s Red is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec. This estate blend has aromas of sweet raspberry, plum, and baking spices. Balanced acidity and firm elegant tannins are wrapped in flavors of black cherry, blackberry pie and raspberry.
- Winemaker Brad Longton
The fruit was de-stemmed only so that whole berries were transferred to open top fermenters. This helps to capture bright fruit aromas and flavors. After a 5 day cold soak, the tanks are warmed and inoculated with yeast. The tanks were punched down 2-3 times daily, over 10 days, increasing skin contact. The wine is then drain of the skins and aged in 60% new French oak for 18 months.