RED BLEND - CALIFORNIA

RAY OF LIGHT

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There is a secret to winemaking mastery, often hidden in the shadows of protocols, varietal names, and vineyard designations. Like a great chef with his signature mélange of spices, one of the most important tools in a winemaker’s toolbox is blending. Ray of Light aims to illuminate this underrated aspect, this underappreciated talent, this critical skill that plays such a crucial part in the art of vinification; where, in the right hands, the vinous sum is greater than the sum of its parts.

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WINE PROFILE

Ray of Light Red Blend is bold, generous, sleek and refined, with polished tannins and a long, satisfying finish. Finding the perfect balance between too heavy and too light, too rich and too thin, this distinctive California red is a wine of personality and charm, just like the beautiful Golden State hillsides where it is grown.

 

FOOD COMBINATIONS

Pasta with spicy red sauce, steak Chimichurri, grilled octopus, tacos al pastor, deep-dish pizza, cassoulet or similar hearty stews.
 

RAY OF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Ray of Light is the result of serious contemplation in the cellar, a collaboration between a winemaking team that has between them decades of experience blending wines to produce stunning results. Ray of Light is a serious wine, with a great deal of reflection behind the varietal selection and proportions that make up the blend. The goal is balance – between fruit and earth, tannin and acidity, elegance and power. Uncork the bottle and let this ray of liquid light shine in your glass, and taste the careful deliberation and winemaking acumen behind this delicious red.

 

WINE SPECS

APPELLATION: California

VINTAGE: 2020

WINEMAKING PROCESS: Ray of Light is a distinctive blend of some of California’s most popular wine grapes. The blending is the key to its quality, as every year, California’s diverse geography and climate gives the particular vintage a character that favors a particular variety. In this way, the wine is ever changing and alive, adapting to its unique place and time.

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

pH: 3.6

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12 g/L

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