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2017 Optu Red Mountain

2017 Optu Red Mountain

Optu Red Mountain is a block by block built Bordeaux-style blend. “Our 20th vintage of Optu is now resting in barrel, it’s definitely a nostalgic wine for me,” Charlie says. “It’s the wine that I’m thinking of first when I’m out walking the vineyards during harvest.” Optu is consistent with a base of Cabernet Sauvignon, but also allows us to source the select barrels of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc to complete the blend. The 2017 vintage is a star today but shows a depth and complexity that promises great potential in the cellar as well. “There is a little bit of art to winemaking, and a good blend really allows a winemaker to showcase that art.” Drink now through 2030.

763 cases produced

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Wine Specs
72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
53% The Canyons Vineyard, 19% Shaw Vineyard, 18% Quintessence Vineyard, 6% Kiona Estate Vineyard, 4% Red Mountain Vineyard
61% New French Oak, 7% New American Oak
25% 500L Roller Barrel, 19% 40hL Boutes Tank, 3% 500L Upright Barrel
Bottling Date
August 2019
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Production Notes
763 cases produced

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