We are so lucky to grow grapes in the lovely Dry Creek Valley! Home to our family since 1856 when purchased by Brian’s great-great-grandfather D. D. Phillips. This lovely 2014 Bordeaux Blend is named in his honor and is created with our four clones of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) and our French clones of Petit Verdot and Malbec (12% each). This blend has continued to be a wonderfully complex wine that won the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Red Wine in 2013!
Focused aromatics of layered ripe dark berries laced with traces of cedar deliver an inviting entry. The lush round mouthfeel reveals an opulent blend of red and black berries with a touch of blueberry. Dark cherry, creamy mocha, Valrhona cocoa and subtle forest floor appear and seamlessly integrate with the rich berry essence as the wine lingers on the palate. Fine-grained oak and supple tannins provide the backdrop for this elegant, age-worthy wine. Updated 3/14/2020.
92 POINTS & GOLD MEDAL
2017 Critic’s Challenge International Wine Competition
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Review – Ken’s Wine Guide
“This opaque and very dark ruby colored blend from Estate 1856 opens with a pomegranate and red currant bouquet with a hint of cranberry and strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a red plum and red currant blend with notes of pomegranate, cinnamon and gentle minerality. There is also a touch of milk chocolate and red cherry towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite some time. This wine would benefit from about an hour’s worth of decanting in the near term. Serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy – Ken” Ken’s Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91) Reviewed on January 9, 2018
Our fabulous Spring Sale goes through the end of March. This is a great opportunity to enjoy many of our GOLD MEDAL wines. Enjoy!
These wines are automatically discounted in our Estate 1856 Online Store…up to $300 the order is discounted 35%…and over $300 the order is discounted 45%. Shipping is reduced to $10 within California or $20 outside of California if the order is less than $300…if the order is over $300 shipping is ONE CENT!