2016 was an ideal vintage for Bordeaux varieties in the Central Coast: an early bud break, no frost damage during set and a moderately warm summer with limited days of excessive heat. Crop levels were normal after a very small 2015 vintage and harvest began in mid-September.
Genuine Risk is named after a Kentucky Derby winning filly that was raised in Santa Ynez Valley just down the road from this vineyard. Each vintage the blend on Genuine Risk changes.
85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Syrah
10 Months in 2 and 3 year old French New Oak