Westwood Estate 2016 Legend Proprietary Red Wine
This complex and layered wine is opaque and dark-cherry red in appearance with bright and enticing aromas of leather, smoked meat, cedar, brown sugar, and wild blackberry. On the palate, it is extremely balanced with a beautiful dark fruit entry followed by a full mid-palate weighted with dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and soft, persistent tannins. The structured Cabernet Sauvignon blended with the powerful, hedonistic and elegant Rhone varieties from our Estate vineyard complement each other perfectly in this seamless and supple wine. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre.
This red is brightly layered in fresh blue fruit, meat and garrigue, showing plenty of density and complexity. It has a wild character that's intriguing and energetic, with lasting threads of white and black pepper on the finish. Editors’ Choice
Winemaker Philippe Melka collaborated with Westwood Estate to create the inaugural release of this proprietary red. Melka blended in 55% Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre from Westwood’s biodynamically farmed Annadel Gap Vineyard. The prestigious, cool climate site is located between two mountains in Sonoma County, and is influenced by the Pacific, 20 miles to the west. Aromas of sweet, savory soil are primed with rich tones of blueberry preserves. Generous and a true extrovert, this red gives wide berth on the palate to creamy boysenberry and luscious, ripe plum. Red floral and graphite strike an accord with high-energy acidity. Finely grained tannins grip like a professional golfer, firm, but not tight – confident and seamless. Finishes with a snip of cayenne, sparking an alignment with cinnamon oak as the blue fruit turns darker.