Depending on where and how grape varieties are grown, they can express themselves in a myriad of ways. In the case of Kuleto Estate’s India Ink Red Blend, the winemaker looks for Bordeaux varieties from their many estate vineyard blocks that already lean toward the blue-black varieties (Petite Sirah and Syrah) with their deep fruit flavors and meaty texture. In some cases, varieties are fermented together to create something wholly unique. The 2015 India Ink is driven by ripe blue-black fruit aromas and toasty oak. The palate displays rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and a nice tannin structure.
Pair with a grilled steak and vegetables.
Blend: 60% Petite Sirah, 20% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Zinfandel, 3% Syrah