The 2008 offering is a 16-barrel blend comprised of 12 barrels of Martini clone and 4 of clone 113. This blend mix has been consistent from vintage to vintage as we like the interplay of bright fruit, tannin, and non-fruit aromatics from the heritage clone and the dark-fruit flavors and viscosity from 113.
The 2008 La Rochelle Sleepy Hollow was aged in 62.5% new oak (in a combination of French, American and French/American mixed oak barrels); the 6 used barrels are 2006 and 2005 French oak barriques from the Damy and Nadalie cooperages. By the time this wine is bottled it will have seen about 18 months of barrel age.
Drinkable upon release, this wine will benefit by 12 months in bottle before consumption, and should age beautifully for 5-10 years. Pair with duck, pork, chicken, salmon, and flavorfully-sauced pasta dishes. Only 675 6- packs produced.