Sumary of Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best California Reds In Large Format Bottles:
- Another winery with deep roots, so to speak Joe Phelps created California first proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend back in 1974, and they have been perfecting it ever since.
- Sonoma wines tend to have softer tannins, making this wine, aged in French oak barrels 60 percent newmore approachable right out of the bottle.
- It 79 percent Cabernet Sauvignon with hits of Cabernet Franc and merlot, styled after popular First Growth producers of Bordeaux.
- JUSTIN Vineyard & Winery winemaker Scott Shirley notes that magnums that are the same vintage as a 750-ml.