See Ya Later Ranch 2018 Ping
Aromas of cassis, cherry, red plum, smokey oak, some vanilla and mocha notes. Flavours of red fruits with a hint of earthiness and vanilla. Semi firm tannins which feel luscious on the palate. Medium acidity to balance the fruit shows up on the long finish.
Overall a very early vintage from bud break to grape maturity. Early concerns over sugar ripening prior to flavour development were put to rest with cooler temperatures in the fall, allowing for adequate hang time to develop excellent fruit flavours in the whites. The reds will also be outstanding due to the warm early spring putting us ahead, so that even the later ripening reds reached full flavour development, providing lots of red and dark fruit notes with subtle but full tannin profiles.
The grapes were picked at full ripeness and then crushed and destemmed. They were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 2 times daily for 2 weeks. The wine was then transferred to barrels and went through ML fermentation. To integrate the components and add savoury notes, the wine was then allowed to age in a blend of American and French oak barrels for 14 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Spoil your friends by pairing See Ya Later Ranch Ping with herb-roasted rack of lamb with smoky Cabernet sauce balanced with Roquefort bread puddings on the side.