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2017 Lagrein

2017 Lagrein
Joughin Vineyard

Lagrein, a cool-climate grape from Northern Italy, has found another home in the Santa Ynez Valley. Our 2017 Lagrein hails from the Joughin Vineyard in Los Olivos, which is focused on small lots and lesser-known varietals. Lagrein does not typically yield high volume, but 2017 produced a bounty! Winemaker Bruce McGuire maintained prolonged skin contact to achieve this wine's texture and brilliant color.

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SKU: 39317
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Joughin Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 13, 2017
24.1 Brix
Bottling Date
July 11, 2019
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Lagrein is a welcome to the senses. Aromas of blackberry, plum, tobacco and mocha mingle together before they cross the palate with depth and balance to finish smoothly. Decanting recommended.
Vineyard Notes
100% Joughin Vineyard; Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Production Notes
14 barrel lot; 28.5% new French oak; 344 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
2017 saw a generous 2.4 ton/acre, which is a lot for Lagrein. Lagrein is usually low in vigor and does not crop heavily. The dark, brooding wine produced this year is more supple and approachable than prior years of drought-plagued crops. I suggest decanting it when enjoying now, or cellar 5-15 years to experience its full evolution.
Food Pairing Notes
Hearty stews; strong cheeses; pasta with meat sauce