2016 Labyrinth FREEBIRD
Celebrate Freedom! Freebird is July 2019's Wine of the Month!
Winemaker’s Note: Freebird is my artistic blend. It promotes free expression and the ability to NOT be conventional. Previous Freebird blends have been an interplay of Iberian and Bordeaux varietals.
Color: Dense ruby with carmine hues
Nose: Ripe, opulent plum and red fruit, unmistakably Bordeaux varietal leading with predominant Merlot decadence
Mouth: Immediate full body roundness leads directly to concentrated plum, coca and soft sweet oak overtones continuing long and finishing with hints of graphite and fine grained tannins
Appellation: 4 different vineyards in the Santa Barbara County AVA
40% Merlot (Cocquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley AVA)
20% Cabernet Sauvignon (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds & Vineyard, Happy Canyon AVA)
20% Syrah (Mateo’s Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley AVA )
20% Tempranillo (Martian Ranch Vineyard, Los Alamos Valley AVA)
Harvest Date: Various dates in Sep. 2016
Production: 155 cases
Available: April 1, 2019
Double Gold Medal: 2019 OC Commercial Wine Competition