San Simeon 2003 Red Blend

Opaque Red
Central Coast AVA
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County
60% Syrah, 20% Petite Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache
19 months in oak
Cases Produced
Enjoy Until

A Gold Medal Wine Club Special Selection! Webster’s definition of “opaque” means “difficult to see through”. In relation to the Riboli Family’s “Opaque” wine, opaque refers to the dark, impenetrable color of the 2003 San Simeon Opaque Rhône blend. The Riboli family’s estate Loma Vista Vineyard located in the Arroyo Seco Appellation, in Monterey County, California, produces all four of the varietals found in this meticulously blended wine.

The 2003 Opaque is a deep dense purple. A bountiful bouquet of ripe plum, wild berry, and blackberry with a hint of pepper and oak spice fill the nose. The palate is full, intense dark fruit flavors with subtle notes of black pepper, accents of vanilla, oak spice, and cinnamon nuances add to the complexity. Soft tannins are present from the beginning throughout the lingering finish. Pair with the spicy barbecued Rib-Eye steak, Northern Italian pasta dishes, imported rich cheese.

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