Bootleg Wine Works, Bootleg Red Blend, Oakville, Napa County, 2016
Varietal: 37% Merlot, 33% Petite Sirah, and 30% Syrah
Region: Oakville, Napa County
Producer: This winemaker pulls inspiration from the "winegrowing rogues" that smuggled vine cuttings from French vineyards to replant in California to embrace the freedom of creating the ultimate vintage through "unconstrained winemaking". More about the producer
Pairing: Adorned with sharp cheddar or gouda to savor throughout a tasting or appetizer course. Structured beautifully to amplify and charge bold foods like prime rib, leg of lamb, or bbq.