2020 Optu Red Mountain
Optu, Latin for “the best” or “optimum”, is a best of the best left bank Bordeaux style blend. This blend has served as our flagship at Fidélitas since our first vintage in 2000. Our winemaking team flags specific barrels while tasting through some of our most premium blocks, saving a couple here and there, destined for this reserve blend showcasing the finest juice of the vintage. On the aroma we get strawberry, white pepper, and baking spices. The palate is rich and ripe with loads of red and black fruit — black cherry, bluebuerry, and fig. This is a well-balanced blend and a very versatile food pairing wine. Drink now through 2035.
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc
43% The Canyons Vineyard, 37% Klipsun Vineyard, 7% Quintessence Vineyard, 7% Stanton Vineyard, 6% Kiona Estate Vineyard
66% New French Oak, 7% New American Oak
735 cases made