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Rideau 2015 Red Blend

Featured in our Platinum Wine of the Month Club

Château DuPlantier
Santa Ynez Valley AVA
94 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Santa Barbara County
Grapes
36% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, 20% Petite Sirah, 20% Grenache
Aged
22 months in oak
Cases Produced
550
Enjoy Until
2025


The Château Duplantier Red Blend has been in the Rideau Vineyard program since the beginning (almost twenty years!), and always features the same four grape varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Petite Sirah. This unique take on the classic Rhône-style ‘GSM’ blend has garnered substantial popularity over the years, and one sip of this new 2015 vintage reveals why. There is an intensity of black fruit and dark chocolate notes that are complimented by lighter, more acidic notes of pomegranate and fresh blueberries. Underneath these elements lies a pleasant level of Chai spice, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, and just a hint of pink peppercorns. Silky tannins carry this incredible range of flavors through the long, lingering finish.

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