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2019 Red Blend

2019 Red Blend
Joughin Vineyard

Wine Enthusiast - 90 points & Editor's Choice

The fruit featured in this Red Blend is farmed from Joughin Vineyard, a long-time partner of Lafond Vineyards and Santa Barbara Winery. The vineyard is part of Joughin Ranch, which belonged to Andy Joughin, the beloved former vineyard manager of Lafond Vineyard/Santa Barbara Winery for 20 years. Though Andy Joughin has passed on, Lafond Vineyard proudly continues to farm and produce award-winning wine from his ranch, still owned by the Joughin family, at the eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley. This Red Blend was created in his honor, consisting of Syrah, Primitivo, and Lagrein.

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SKU: 39419
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Vineyard Designation
Joughin Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct. 11 & 15, 2019
Sugar
24.7 Brix
Bottling Date
June 9, 2021
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2019 Red Blend is composed of 51% Syrah, 39% Primitivo, and 10% Lagrein. This medium-bodied wine has aromas of dark cherry, blackberry jam and toasted oak. Concentrated plum and dark fruit flavors give way to baking spices and dried herbs. A persistent backbone of tannin and acidity adds structure, balance and a lengthy finish on the palate.
Vineyard Notes
100% Joughin Vineyard; Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Production Notes
38 barrel lot; 21% new oak; 19 months in barrel
Winemaker Notes
When Andy Joughin asked me what to plant in his vineyard in 1997, he asked for something red, big and unique. The Syrah was a safe pick but the Primitivo and Lagrein were new to Santa Barbara County. This is the first year of producing a Joughin Vineyard red and there will be more. The sum is greater than the parts.
Food Pairing Notes
Hearty stews; strong cheeses; BBQ grilled meats
Production
940 cases produced

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