2016 Libertine No. 3 Proprietary Red Blend
We're doing something a bit unique with the wines in the Libertine series. We've been holding back 3-4 barrels of the current blend each time we bottle to blend into subsequent editions. In effect, there are four barrels of No. 2 in the No. 3 and there will be four barrels of No. 3 in the upcoming No. 4. It's not quite a solera system but it's our own unique way to create a multi-generational lineage through the wine.
+ The blend consists of Sangiovese (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (3%) and Dolcetto (2%).
+ Aged for 30 months in French oak barrels of which 22% were new.
+ There is Sangiovese both from Windsor Oaks Vineyard and Stolpman Vineyard in Ballard Canyon.
+ The Cabernet component comes from the steep hillside in the Moon Mountain AVA called Mountain Terraces Vineyard and our own estate Cabernet block.
+ Libertine No. 3 continues the tradition of its successors in combining an elegant power with a mouthwatering finish.
+ Enthusiasts will notice a wave of dark fruit and cocoa notes up front underpinned by cherry and Asian plums with a faint hint of pencil lead on the finish.
Tech: 3.46pH, 6.3TA, Alc 14.7%