The Bull

The Bull is a proprietary blend of Tempranillo (40%), Malbec (22%), Petite Sirah (20%) and Syrah (18%).


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The bull exudes flavors and aromas of blackberries, pomegranate, black plums, black currant, violets, mocha and earth.
Awards
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: Gold
Vineyard Notes
Our grapes are sourced from a single vineyard with a south/southwest aspect of heavy greenstone and feldspar at 1,500 feet in elevation with a vine density of 1,140 to 840 vines to the acre.
Winemaker Notes
Many years ago, people kept asking me, what varietals grow best in the northern Sierra Foothill appellation… what flag should we fly? On that line, the varietals Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Syrah always came up. Along with Monastrell and Garnacha, I decided to create a red blend that is based on an Iberian varietal but also using our Sierra Foothill flagship varietals. Big and bold wines but with moderate tannins. Pairs phenomenally well with beef, venison and elk this is the wine I have a lot of fun with. It gives me a lot of flexibility and room for experimentation. Food friendly but also friendly to simply tipping on its own. The artwork, line most of our wines, is inspired by artwork found in and around my travels in Spain as a youngster.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Sierra Foothills
Fermentation
Primary fermentation was finished off in barrels.
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Enthusiast
91

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Winemaker Notes
Many years ago, people kept asking me, what varietals grow best in the northern Sierra Foothill appellation… what flag should we fly? On that line, the varietals Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Syrah always came up. Along with Monastrell and Garnacha, I decided to create a red blend that is based on an Iberian varietal but also using our Sierra Foothill flagship varietals. Big and bold wines but with moderate tannins. Pairs phenomenally well with beef, venison and elk this is the wine I have a lot of fun with. It gives me a lot of flexibility and room for experimentation. Food friendly but also friendly to simply tipping on its own. The artwork, line most of our wines, is inspired by artwork found in and around my travels in Spain as a youngster.
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