Tasting Notes: The color is on the light side with black cherry, briarwood and brown spice aromas. The tannins are soft and very approachable. The mouth feel is very full and the finish quite lengthy.
“Tosca” is an Italian opera (Puccini) which was first performed in 1900. It is set in a time of French occupation (conquered by Napolean) in Italy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This wine is a blend of Italian and French varieties, much like the ethnic makeup of Italy at the time. Rosso means red in Italian
The higher acidity and lower alcohol level make this an excellent food wine. Serve it with anything with tomatoes, red sauce pastas, hearty seafood dishes, pizza or red meat.
Blend: 50% Sangiovese (California, TJ Vineyard), 25% Merlot (California, Brohaugh Vineyard), 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (California, TJ Vineyard)
Appellation: American (100% Paso Robles Vineyards)
Harvest Date(s): October 1 and 23, 2013
Yeast: Laffort Zymaflore RX60, F15, FX10 and VQ51
Residual Sugar: 0.0%
Total Acidity: 0.72 gm/100 ml (7.2%)
Aged for 19 months in French and American Oak Barrels
Production: Bottled 89 cases in 750 ml bottles on May 28, 2015
2013 Rosso Tosca | $34.95