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2018 Big Head Red

2018 Big Head Red
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Niagara Peninsula
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$21.80
/ 750ml
SKU: BHR18750

Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
A.B.V: 14.3%
R.S.: <3 g/l
T.A.: 5.6 g/l

Source/Blend: 
43% Cabernet Franc (Fresh)
30% Merlot (Ripasso)
20% Cabernet Sauvignon (Appassimento)
7% Syrah (Fresh)

Winemaker’s Notes: The Cabernet Franc was near perfect, so we left it fresh; we didn’t feel the need to dry. The Syrah needed a lot of attention and passed through 2 sorting tables and then finished fresh as well. The Merlot was done in the ripasso method (dried skins re-used from an appassimento wine) while the Cabernet Sauvignon was fan dried. After a month of drying we put whole-clusters of the Cabernet Sauvignon with CO2 into stainless tanks for 10 days and pumped over for 7 days. Maturation was 16 months in 225L French oak barrels for the Bordeaux varieties and the Syrah was aged in 1000L French oak.

Sommelier's Notes: The addition of full appassimento in the blend makes this the fullest Big Red so far. The nose is ripe, confectionary, and spicy. Black and red berries in strawberry Jell-O, cardamom, vanilla and hot cinnamon spill out of the glass. The palate is dry, but with a pleasant ripeness layered with buttery caramel tones from the oak that will stay with you. The addition of the Syrah adds a savory touch to the finish.

Spec Sheet: – Download PDF –

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Niagara Peninsula

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Dale
(Oct 9, 2021 at 3:44 PM)
Surprisingly good for the low price.

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Ana
(Oct 26, 2021 at 5:36 PM)
Amazing wine that should be given a try - you won't be disappointed!

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