93% Cabernet Sauvignon - Clones 15 & 337
3% Merlot - Clone 181
2% Malbec - Clone 595
2% Cabernet Franc - Clone 214
Great artistry is often the result of experimentation. The word "Bricolage" means an "assemblage of found materials" or "tinkering." Our Bricolage celebrates wine born out of creative tinkering and these unique bottlings highlight the best of our experiments.
While working on blends for the 2020 vintage wines we were wowed by the freshness, approachability, and purity of fruit expressed when we blended this particular lot of Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. The palate is bursting with rich red fruit over a silky palate with a bright finish and fine tannins.
Our Estate in Sonoma Valley is rich in historical significance, encompassing organically farmed vineyards and an eco-friendly winery. Justi Creek Vineyards, part of the stunning 95-acre ranch on the outskirts of Glen Ellen, is comprised of three adjacent parcels, formerly parts of Rancho Vallejo and Rancho Los Guilicos. Nancy and John Lasseter embarked on an environmentally sensitive upgrading of their property, lovingly restoring the natural habitat and converting the vineyards exclusively to organic farming practices. The pond was revitalized, and beehives and insectaries were established in order to provide homes for beneficial insects. The ecosystem flourishes under the watchful eye of vineyard manager Phil Coturri. The Upper Bench Blocks are seventeen acres of benchland situated above the valley floor, on undulating terrain known locally as the "Glen Ellen Moguls." The fast-draining, cobbly soils of these blocks are ideal for the red Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec.
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