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Wines from California
Crafted around a core of 44 percent Grenache, this is one of our finest Cuvée Le Becs to date—
and a phenomenal wine drinking value! The aromas are lush and lively with notes of plum,
pomegranate, milk chocolate, red licorice and nutmeg. On the palate, it delivers great structure
and vibrant red berry layers of cherry and raspberry, before concluding with a long black cherry
and chocolate finish.

VINEYARDS & HARVEST
The vintage of 2007 turned out to be one of the best vintages to date.  A well balanced growing
season with long hang time offered exceptional flavors with lower alcohol levels creating wines
with great length and depth of flavor.  Grapes were hand harvested in early to late October with
low yields of 1.5 to 2 tons per acre.

WINEMAKING
100% estate grown fruit
Individual lots were destemed, gently crushed and cold-soaked for 48 hours to extract color and
taste-enhancing phenolics
Fermentation took place in open tops for a period of 7-12 days, depending on the lot
Caps were punched down by hand three times daily. After fermentation, the wines were gently
pressed and racked to barrel
The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel to integrate fruit and oak
character
Upon completion of malolactic fermentation, individual varietals were blended
The wine was barrel aged for 15 months in 15% new French barrels and 85% neutral barrels

COMPOSITION
44% Grenache-28% Syrah-20% Mourvedre-8% Counoise

HARVEST DATE
October 2nd through November

ANALYSIS
pH                          3.8
Total acidity        5.5 g/L
Alcohol               15.1%
Brix at harvest   25-27.5

PRODUCTION
3000 cases

RELEASE DATE
February 2008