OAKLEY fiveREDS is a smooth blend of red grape varietals that includes Merlot, Zinfandel, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah. Flavors of blackberries, black pepper and spicy berries make this wine an excellent accompaniment to spicy western grub or tomato-based dishes. Round up your posse and enjoy.
The 2010 Oakley Five Reds is a silky blend of Merlot,
Barbera, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.
Fifty-one percent of the blend comes from our Oakley, Contra
Costa County vineyards and the balance is sourced from our cool
climate Sonoma Coast vineyards.
Grapes are handpicked and de-stemmed. Must is pumped to our
temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, then inoculated
with a wine yeast selected for its hardiness and alcohol tolerance.
Once the wine has extracted desired level of tannins, the grapes
are pressed. Both free run and press juice combine to enhance
the wine’s structure. The wine is racked to 39% new French oak
with a medium toast.
Flavors of spicy berries, pepper and delicate green olives make
this wine an excellent accompaniment to spicy western grub or
tomato-based dishes. Round up your posse and enjoy.