Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery

2017 'Gypsy Rouge' Rhône Style Blend, Red Hills, Lake County, CA
Availablity

31 in stock

Price:
$36.00
Availablity

31 in stock

Appearance pale garnet
Aromas red cherry, raspberry, bakeshop spice, black pepper, game, forrest floor, violets
Palate raspberry, rosewater, cocoa, five spice, silky tannins and long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This easy drinking , smooth red wine is great in a glass on its own. Try pairing with everything from fish, sushi and a wide variety meats from chicken, lamb to barbecue.
Composition

60% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre, 15% Cinsaut, 2% Syrah, 1% Counoise

Region

Red Hills, Lake County, CA


Alcohol
14.4%
Accolades

4 points & Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast


About The Vineyard

Sol Rouge is a 70 acre family estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains at elevations averaging over 1800 feet. North of Napa in the foothills of a dormant volcano which formed the North Coast wine country in the Red Hills Appellation of Lake County, this land contains rich, red volcanic soil and, from this unique profile, Sol Rouge derived its name – translating to “Red Soil” in French. Grapes are planted in a “high vine density” configuration allowing each vine to focus on fewer clusters of fruit, leading to greater complexity. Nestled between Mt. Konocti and Benson Ridge, this aggressive sight is all hillside with slopes up to 60% and is said to be the most aggressive and tightly planted vineyard in the Red Hills, with nearly 6000 vines per hectare in some blocks.


Sol Rouge Red Soils Lake COunty


Winemaker Notes

“Our 2017 Gypsy Rouge is truly a reflection of the Sol Rouge Estate planting which is mostly planted with Grenache as well as other Rhone varietals. A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Syrah, and Counoise all comes from the Sol Rouge Estate Vineyard and its Rhone varietal plantings. This Grenache based blend reflects the wine for which the estate vineyard was planted, mostly with Grenache and a series of other varietals found mostly in the Southern Rhone Region of France. ” – Proprietor/Winemaker Bryan Kane


Winemaker:

Bryan Kane

Winemaker Bryan Kane Napa Valley

About the Winemaker:

With a commitment to sustainable farming practices, natural winemaking and a focus on making wines from Rhone varietals, Bryan Kane has established himself as an awarding winning winemaker. Recognized as one of the “Next Generation of Cult Winemakers” by Somm Journal and Winemaker of the Year by American Fine Wine Competition, Bryan employs philosophy of “making wine in the field” in his wines and has total control over to implement this approach with Sol Rouge, his family estate vineyard.

After a number of years assisting with winemaking, Bryan Kane was named winemaker of his first commercial project in 2004 with the launch of VIE Winery – a boutique winery focused on making high quality, limited production Rhone varietal and Zinfandel based wines from many of the finest vineyards in California. Within the first two years, VIE gained, what some call, “cult winery” status with each of its wines receiving 90+ point ratings and one being named “Top 100 wines of the Year”.

About the Winery
Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery
Hidden away in the foothills of a dormant volcano in Lake County, just north of Napa Valley, Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery is crafting under-the-radar, award winning wines. Sol Rouge gets its name from the red soils that blanket the region and contribute to the unique quality of the wines. Residing in the Red Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) Sol Rouge sits at elevations over 1800 feet, allowing the vines to bask in the sun above the fog line.
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