2017 Bordeaux Blend "Toccata" (Dobravac Estate)

Dobravac Estate, Bordeaux Blend "Toccata", Istria, Croatia, 2017

{sustainable} 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Teran


What’s this? Seems like a traditional (and deftly landed) Bordeaux-style blend. The usual suspects are here, and the flavors are familiar, ripe, and specifically recalling the warmer climes of the southern Left Bank. But who is that mysterious stranger in the corner? That lone gunslinger is the Refosco-relative, Teran, a denizen of the Italo-Slovene borderlands and Istrian peninsula. This not-too-unlikely quartet blooms with firm black and purple fruit married to understated cedar and toast, gracefully wrangling elegance and indulgence together.

Serving Suggestion: Stir fried soba noodles w/ turkey, cabbage, & soy-Bordelaise sauce. Porcini-beet risotto w/ red wine-shallot sauce & grated pecorino.

$15.99 each