2013 Mighty Oak - New Release!

Notes of black cherry and raspberry combined with gentle hints of candied walnut, Herbs de Provence and coffee form the core of this harmonious blend. These aromas and flavors are backed by gentle tannins, leading to a full, ripe finish.

Why Mighty? Why Oak? The story of the name of this wine is quite simple. The name of the winery is White Oak, the name of the owner is Bill Myers, affectionately known as the Mighty Oakster. So we, not he, thought it would be a nice homage to Bill. Proprietary Red Blends are meant to be able to accompany many dishes. We feel that this wine fits that description. Now that you know what it is about, give it a try - we think you will be happy you did!

Tasting Notes

Notes of black cherry and raspberry combined with gentle hints of candied walnut, Herbs de Provence and coffee form the core of this harmonious blend. These aromas and flavors are backed by gentle tannins, leading to a full, ripe finish.

Winemaker Notes

Manually harvested and picked at optimum ripeness. Hand sorted in the vineyard. De-stemmed and crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. Inoculated with Bordeaux Red yeast, the wine was pumped over twice daily. Near the end of fermentation, the wine was inoculated with malo-lactic bacteria. The wine was pressed when dry in the fermentor, after which it was racked off the gross lees and moved to varrels. Blended early to assure the marriage of flavors and then aged 18 months in Bordeaux-style French and Hungarian oak barrels. Racked quarterly to aid the natural clarification. Bottled May 27, 2015.

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StyleRed Blend
AppellationNapa Valley
VarietalMalbec, Merlot and Syrah
Alcohol14.10%
Bottle750ml