2014 Eos Betrayal Red Wine, Central Coast
The warm, sun-drenched days the Central Coast is known for bring out the dark fruit flavors and rich aromas we aim for in this 2014 Betrayal red wine. As the name suggests, Betrayal is bold and forward, yet approachable with powerful flavors of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, and violet that seduce the palate.
Food Pairing Notes
PAIR WITH: DRY RUBBED CHIPOTLE SHORT RIBS, ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND MISO COLLARD GREENS This wine is amazingly direct with boysenberry and blackberry fruits that balance the chipotle rub and intensify the tender short ribs. The savory herbal tones of sage and white pepper spice from the Grenache and Syrah lend complexity to the natural glaze of the collard greens and sweet potatoes. This remarkable wine has layers upon layers of dark berries. - Robert Smith, Master Sommelier
36% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 28% Merlot
13 months in American & Hungarian oak, 19% new
The Central Coast AVA is one of the largest and most important grape growing regions in California. Its boundaries stretch from Santa Barbara County in the south all the way up to San Francisco in the north. The geographical diversity of the region yields a plethora of distinct microclimates and affords winegrowers the unique ability to produce a staggering number of grape varietals.
The 2014 vintage was another dry year, with a mild winter that set the stage for an earlier than average start to harvest. The warm weather continued after winter, but with few heat spikes for a consistent spring and summer. Overall, the fruit was high in quality and quantity, with small berry sizes producing concentrated, more intense flavors.