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2015 Banshee Mordecai Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma County
90 Points - Vinous

2015 Banshee Mordecai Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma County Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Sonoma County
Acid
6.50 g/L
pH
3.63
Aging
18 months in French Oak - new oak on everything except the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, both of which saw about 50%.
Alcohol %
13.50
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Sonoma County
Acid
6.50 g/L
pH
3.63
Aging
18 months in French Oak - new oak on everything except the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, both of which saw about 50%.
Alcohol %
13.50
Wine Profile
Ratings
90 Points - Vinous. "The 2015 Red Blend Mordecai is a terrific example of something Banshee often does so well: craft delicious, value-priced wines with healthy production numbers that makes them relatively easy to find. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are at the core of this juicy, plump red. Drink it over the next few years."
Vineyard Notes
Anderson Valley, Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Mendocino County. Carignan sourced from a 45-year-old, organically farmed vineyard in Redwood Valley continues to expand its influence in Mordecai, acting as a bridge between the Rhone and Bordeaux lots.
Production Notes
The very rough and unscientific formula is this: about a third Bordeaux varieties, about a third Rhone varieties, and about a third other varieties dominated by Zinfandel with a bit of of this or that peppered in to add interesting accent notes.
Winemaker Notes
Mordecai is the wine that we have the broadest set of components to work with and the widest bullseye to shoot for when blending. All of the elements of this wine are made with our house philosophy (think: bright flavors, focus, energy, good with food), with the overreaching mandate that it is absolutely delicious. Thus, each year we set out to make a medium plus bodied red that you could put on the table or counter anywhere at anytime and make everybody happy. That’s what delicious means to us. The 2015 Mordecai has an enticing nose of pepper, violets, cigar and cassis. On the palate it is a mouthwatering mélange of red berry and plum flavors backed by earthy tones of herb roasted meat and fresh black trumpet giving way to a spice-laden finish.
Other Notes
24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Carignan, 17% Syrah, 14% Zinfandel, 12% Grenache, 11% Petit Sirah, 4% Merlot