In the glass, the 2020 Coloradeaux has a very inviting bouquet of dark and red fruits, chocolate covered espresso beans and subtle toasty oak notes. On the palate, the wine is round and full with great fruitfulness and subtle notes of coffee and chocolate. The tannins on this wine are well-integrated but linger on the palate, making you ready for another sip with a bite of your favorite dish.
24.4% Riverside Vineyard Merlot, Clone Unknown, planted 1991 13.5% Riverside Vineyard Merlot, Clone 3, planted 1998 8.1% Theresa's Vineyard Merlot, Clone ENT 348, planted 2012 13.5% Theresa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, mixed Clones, planted 2001 10.8% Riverside Vineyard Cab Sauvignon, mixed Clones, planted 1991 & 1998 2.7% Cliffside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 4 & 337, planted 2000, 8.1% Riverside Vineyard Petit Verdot, Clone Unknown, planted 1991 5.4% Two Brother’s Vineyard Petit Verdot, Clone ENT 400, planted 2008 5.4% Katie's Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clone 1, planted 1987 2.6% Riverside Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clone 1, planted 1993 5.5% Scott's Vineyard Malbec, Clone 4, planted 2012
The art of blending is on full display with Coloradeaux. Since we are not bound by varietal, we are able draw on the strengths of each of the wines we have in the cellar. The result is a complex and layered wine that is quickly becoming a benchmark Bordeaux-styled blend from Colorado. Aged 18 months in 24% new French oak barrels, balance in previously used barrels. Bottled August 2022. 885 cases produced.