2017 Grassini Family Vineyards Equipo Red Blend


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It is delicious and complex, with blackberry, black currant, bittersweet chocolate and licorice on the nose. The palate packs black plum, black cherry and charred meat with a cocoa finish.

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Red Blends Wines

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

Central Coast, California

When we speak of Central Coast, CA were including numerous diverse regions from Santa Cruz down through Santa Barbara counties. This encompasses smaller areas such as Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, Monterey AVA, Paso Robles AVA, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The Central Coast is responsible for many great value wines from a multitude of grape varietals depending on the climate within the specific designated areas. From the coastal AVA’s with influence from the fog and cooling effects, you will find Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The inland AVA’s are much warmer, like Paso Robles, so look here for outstanding Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, or Rhône-style blends.

“Equipo” is the Spanish term for “team,” and the Grassinis are fortunate to have had the same team ever since their vines were first planted in Happy Canyon in 2002.  Vineyard foreman, Manuel, and his crew planted every vine on the estate, so not only are they familiar with the land and all of its intricacies, but they are like family to the Grassinis. At their annual end-of-harvest picnic several years ago, Sharon Grassini learned that Manuel’s infant son needed life-saving heart surgery. To help defray some of the unexpected costs that come with surgery, the Grassini family organized an emergency fund for not only Manuel’s family, but also to help other members of the vineyard crew with future emergency costs like this. The idea has since transformed into an ongoing collaboration between the Grassini family and their vineyard team, known as The Equipo Program. Through this program, a portion of their vineyard has been allocated to producing the Grassini Equipo blend, a wine in which the crew has complete control over the decisions made in the vineyard, such as irrigation, fertilization, and pruning. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the Equipo wine go toward keeping the emergency fund going, as a way of thanking the team for their hard work and dedication.

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