2011 Fossil Blend
14.4% Alcohol By Volume
Longtime readers know Fossil gets its name from its historic blend. French winemakers used to blend Syrah into their Bordeaux blends in the early 1800s, until the French government outlawed it. We’ve resurrected this winemaking Fossil to make a Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend for today’s dinner table.
This Sonoma County “CSM” blend is a T. Rex of a wine, delivering a one-two punch of Syrah and Merlot fruit flavors up front with a earthy Cabernet finish that lingers longer than the dinosaurs did. The nose has hints of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream, and the palate follows up with spicy, smoky intensity. We think you’ll love this wine now, or anytime over the next five years or so!