Metal Bender Red Blend 2018
The Metal Bender line of wines are named in honor of the Stringer Family’s manufacturing business in Wisconsin. The business stamps, machines and fabricates metal into components used in industries throughout America. They are “Metal Benders”.
The wine blended in the Metal Bender Red Blend come from premier AVA’s throughout California. 54% Napa, 30% Sonoma and 11% Santa Barbara County. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of the blend comes from both a historic vineyard in Rutherford and a hillside site in Alexander Valley. The Merlot is from the Napa side of Los Carneros and Syrah from the Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara.
The Metal Blender Red blend is as a barrel selection of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot barrels with a dollop of Syrah added for complexity. The wine spent an average of 21 days on it’s skins before pressing.
The wine displays notes of bright red cherry, vanilla and cedar. It’s silky tannins along with bright acid provide the structure needed to hold up to hearty dishes.
- Blend64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 11% Syrah
- Oak50% New French Oak
- Production425 cases