2018 Shadybrook Estate V Red Blend
44% Cabernet Franc | 22% Merlot | 19% Cabernet Sauvignon | 12% Petit Verdot | 3% Malbec
319 Cases Produced (12 Barrels)
Aged 28 months in 65% New French Oak
Alcohol by Volume 14.6%
“The Estate V Red Blend is a beautiful representation of the 15 acres planted to all five of the noble Bordeaux varieties on the Shadybrook Estate. These varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Every year this blend breakdown changes to showcase special and unique wines that the estate vineyard and vintage year offers us.
Deep, dark garnet in color, the 2018 vintage strikes an impeccable balance between concentration and elegance. Fragrant and perfumed with notes of plum, toffee, and cedar. This rich and complex full bodied wine coats the palate with juicy structured tannins highlighting quintessential Coombsville flavors of black cherry, blueberry, dark chocolate, and coffee with hints of vanilla and fall spices from aging in French oak. The long voluptuous finish lingers with notes of black licorice and toasted oak.”
-Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker