2020 Le Mistral Joseph's Blend
Our Rhone-style red wine blend we termed ‘Joseph’s Blend’ is and continues to be a phenomenal red blend that seems to get better every year. From the onset, the Le Mistral brand was established to pay homage to the cold, northerly winds that blow down the Rhone valley each day. These winds cool the air around the vines while the sun warms the sandy soils. This unique contrast is only found in a few parts of the world, and the Arroyo Seco is one of them. In this year’s iteration, we have a slightly higher percentage of the thick-skinned Grenache, bringing lively strawberry and cherry flavors to a wine with backbone and structure. The French had hundreds of years to figure things out, and we’re lucky to be able to piggyback off their trial and error. Enjoy this red blend with most meat dishes or hearty veggie fares and trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Plum, cherry, wet granite, worn leather, vanilla, cherry cola, red apple, fresh fig, cloves, red pepper, and sage. The palate is loaded with a bright and fresh currant with nuance of tea leaves, buckeye, and baking spice.