Fire Station Red 2016
Paying tribute to the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) for their efforts in fighting the Thomas Fire, it is our pleasure to present you the 2016 “Fire Station Red”. In December 2017, first responders including VCFD, defended many communities threatened by the Thomas Fire along California's Centra Coast. Our inaugural vintage is a Super Tuscan style blend consisting of 44% Sangiovese, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. The acidity and luxurious tannin allow this wine to be aged for over a decade but is exhibiting some enticing qualities in its youth. Aromas of cherry, fig, raspberry and fig lift from the glass with each swirl and is framed by integrated but present French oak. The acid balance on the flavor profile is astounding and supports the bright fruit notes throughout the palate.