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2016 Ed's Red

The 2016 Ed's Red is an enticing, flavorful and full-bodied wine in the Ed's Red tradition, with aromas and flavors that include plums, cherries and spice. Absent mammoth (or vegetarian equivalent) the wine pairs well with a wide range of cuisine and is enjoyable any day of the week.

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The 2016 Ed’s Red is an enticing, flavorful and full-bodied wine in the Ed’s Red tradition, with aromas and flavors that include plums, cherries and spice.  Absent mammoth (or vegetarian equivalent) the wine pairs well with a wide range of cuisine and is enjoyable any day of the week.

Vineyard Notes

Composition: 42% Syrah, 21% Petite Sirah, 17% Merlot, 10% Zinfandel, 10% Barbera. Origin by Valley: 42% Napa Valley, 41% Shenandoah Valley (Sierra Foothills), 17% Alexander Valley.

Other Notes

Ed’s Red was first bottled in 2007 as a négociant wine, the 2004 Ed’s Red, by Edwin Richards, who is now also winemaker for Adastra and Boundless Optimism. The motivation for the current vintage is the same as it was for the original, to make enjoyable wine at a reasonable price. Edwin continues to insist Ed’s Red is “a hefty wine, best paired with mammoth (or vegetarian equivalent),” although he’s long since ceased to find any amusement in this observation. Since he’s mainly a vegetarian he is not too concerned that the mammoth meat market seems to have dried up and similarly does not get over-excited at Jurassic Park-type cloning scenarios. Cheers.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Blend
Acid 6.5 g/L
PH 3.60
Barrel Aging Up to 26 months in new, second-fill & neutral oak
Bottling Date January 18. 2019
Alcohol % 14.7% by volume
Size 750 ml