Wood Family Vineyards

2014 “El Loco Rojo” Red Wine

2014 “El Loco Rojo” Red Wine
Livermore Valley

 

Legend has it… there exists a red-headed man known as “El Loco Rojo.” This man can be the life of the party, while also playing it cool. He will bring a smile to your face, regardless of your mood. His love is boundless and his attitude is contagious. Let this wine bring out “El Loco Rojo” within you.    A wonderful Bordeaux blend of grapes grown in the Livermore Valley; 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, Thomson Ranch Vineyard; 22% Cabernet Franc, Sauchau Vineyard; 10% Merlot, One Oak Vineyard; 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot both from the Ghielmetti Vineyards.

This crazy wine is not so crazy as it is simply delicious. Bright red in color its aromas jump right out as Morello cherries glazed in brown sugar sauce. The cherry is consistent on the palate and the acid is refreshing. The tannins are friendly and the finish is all about fresh fruit. A straight-up, lip-smackingly delicious wine!

 

Harvested the majority on 10/30 2014
3.9 pH, TA .61    Aged in 98% French Oak, 45% new oak barrels.
Gold Medal 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton
89 Points 2017 Wine Enthusiast

170 cases produced

 

$42 / bottle