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Wine

Xanthos Proprietary Red

Winery

Balius

Region

California

Varietal

Syrah
Merlot
Zinfandel
Segalin

Aging

Aged 18 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new.

Tasting Notes

The 2010 Xanthos Proprietary Red exhibits a beautiful ruby red color in the glass, while the nose is packed with aromas of red cherries, ripe raspberries, spices, and flowers. The wine is medium-bodied and has a plush texture that coats the mouth with flavors of cherries, plums and creamy vanilla, leading to a long and smooth finish. The oak and alcohol are integrated seemliness, and there is not a rough edge on this wine. Drink over the next 2-4 years.