Arnold Palmer Chardonnay 2012
The 2014 Lunatic Red has dark, concentrated depth, flowing with notes of blueberry and blackberry with the spiciness of vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is greeted by flavors of boysenberry compote with underlying swirls of bacon and hints of violet. Lush, velvety tannins round out a long finish.
This wine is about innovation and discovery. Each varietal is treated individually, traditionally fermented, and barrel aged for 18 months. Sangiovese was chosen because of its vibrant blackberry character. Malbec and Petit Verdot were added to give complex savory attributes. Petite Sirah lends a soft, but strong tannin backbone. Alicante Bouschet imparts dense black fruits and baking spices.
Sangiovese 32%, Malbec 24%, Petit Verdot 18%, Alicante Bouschet 20%, Petite Sirah 6%