2014 Eos Dolcino Rosso, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2014 Dolcino Rosso is a blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot from select vineyard sites in the Santa Ynez Valley. It is a dark ruby color with intense aromas of sweet cherry cobbler, ripe raspberries and chocolate. The palate is plush and rich with flavors of jammy red fruit that fill every corner of your mouth. Supple tannins and a hint of spice linger on the finish.
72% Malbec, 28% Petit Verdot
Santa Ynez Valley
10 months in French, Hungarian and American oak; 20% new
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.
Over the past two decades the Santa Ynez Valley has emerged as one of the most celebrated winegrowing regions in California. Formed by the Purisima Hills and San Rafael Mountains to the north and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south, it is the largest AVA in Santa Barbara County. The cool, western portion of the Santa Ynez Valley is well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir while the warmer eastern section is home to aromatic whites such as Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc as well as bold reds including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Only 198 cases produced