2019 Jeff Runquist 1448 Red Blend

Year: 2019
Appellation: Stanislaus County
Country: USA - California
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
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Winery Notes:
1448-the altitude of our small family winery in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Since 2010, we have produced a ‘Red Table Wine’ we call “1448”. Three of our favorite grapes have comprised over 85% of the blend for the past five years; Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Tannat. The balance of the cuvee is typically a collage of the unique heritage varietals we produce. Stylistically, “1448’”is in our house style of forward fruit, rich full flavors and a smooth elegant finish.

Our elevation in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley is viticulturally significant in that the diurnal temperatures (the difference between daytime highs and morning lows) so important in making red wine come from elevation rather than a marine influence. This differential helps the grapes develop more color, retain more acidity, and yield a richer wine with more character. The higher the elevation, the cooler the climate. Each year, while the varietal composition of 1448 changes slightly, we work diligently with blending to ensure the flavors and palate impression reward just as the previous vintage did.

The 2019 “1448” has a deep, rich color that clings to the inside of a wine glass. The hues are youthful and bright, with a edge of magenta. The aromas display cool fruits, most notably black raspberry and blueberry. The bouquet features hints of vanilla, spice, violets and lavender. The flavors are succulent and juicy, with plenty of soft ripe fruit framed by a toasted oak creaminess. The tannins are soft and add richness and texture to a finish that has a well-defined acid balance.

Varietal Composition: 60.4% Petit Verdot, 29.6% Petite Sirah, 5.2% Tannat, 4.8% Teroldego