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Robert Mondavi 'Private Selection' Coastal Crush Red

Proprietary Blend - Red

750 ML


Product Description

Please enjoy our wines responsibly. © 2012 Robert Mondavi, Acampo, CA • Find us on Facebook Our 2011 Coastal Crush Red comes from cool-climate Central Coast grapes and has been blended primarily from Syrah, Merlot, and Malbec. The wine is fresh and light with a smooth texture. It features a juicy blend of ripe strawberry and red raspberry fruit with a hint of chocolate. From steak to turkey to salads, Central Coast Crush pairs well with a wide range of foods throughout the year. 2011 HARVEST Once again, the Central Coast was a climatic roller coaster. What was predicted to be a cold, dry La Niña year turned into a very wet year. The rain began at the end of the 2010 harvest and continued through mid-January. It was very dry in January and February, followed by a solid six weeks of rain and snow with below-average temperatures. Summer arrived with 18 days of above- average temperatures, but the pattern of cold and wet ruled the season. 2011 was on par with 2010 as the coolest growing year on record. Overall a very cool, long growing season with ripe flavors, textures at lower Brix levels, and lower alcohol levels than a normal year. VITICULTURE Monterey County (57%) and San Benito County (20%) were the primary sourcing areas for the 2011 Coastal Crush Red, with smaller amounts contributed by Paso Robles and Valley South. The grapes were harvested at night to preserve ideal acidity and sugar levels. Coastal Crush Red is Central Coast appellated and offers the purity, fruit, and brightness that wines from this region are known for. WINEMAKING After we gently crushed and destemmed the fruit, we fermented the must (juice and skins) in temperature-controlled tanks at 85°F until dry. Following fermentation, we kept the wine on the skins an additional 12 days to soften tannins and develop more complex flavors. One hundred percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance roundness and depth, aging 10 months in American and French oak to add a subtle toasty tone. VARIETAL COMPOSITION 67% Syrah, 24% Merlot, 9% Malbec APPELLATION 57% Monterey County, 20% San Benito County, 13% Paso Robles, 10% Valley South OAK AGING: 10 months TA: 5.9g/L RS: 8g/L p H: 3.71 ALCOHOL: 13.5%


Varietal: Proprietary Blend - Red

Region: Central Coast

Region Description:

The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA