The Dude Red Blend 17
Neil Koch, the winemaker, has earned some serious chops in the wine world. He's a former protegee of Philippe Melka, who Robert Parker, Jr. named 'one of the world's nine most important winemakers', and a recipient of Food & Wine's 'Winemaker of the Year' award.
The 2017 “the dude” has all the hallmarks of previous vintages, with blueberry, blackberry, currant, and exotic spice on the nose. On the pallet, the wine is dark, rich and jammy with blueberry, spice, cocoa bean, outlined in sweet French oak.
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot