||Red Table Wine
Eighty-Five Fifty-Five is our address here in the Sonoma Valley – it represents our home. Our flagship wine – Cinq Cépages – creates the opportunity to make this cuvée as we often have exceptional lots of the five Bordeaux varietals that don’t make it into the Cinq Cépages in a given year. These extra lots are gems in our cellar and we created this house blend to give them a place to shine. By design, the varieties and blend vary with each vintage. We have been producing this house-cuvee since 1999.
This 2010 Eighty-Five Fifty-Five wine consists of Merlot (38%), Cabernet Franc (23%), Malbec (18%), Petite Verdot (16%) and Syrah (5%). Each component was aged separately for 22 months exclusively in French oak barrels (59% new). Once the barrel selection was made, the wine was assembled and bottled.