2017 E11EVEN REMIX RED BLEND
In 2015, we decided to make a Bordeaux-style blend of the E11even label. The quality of fruit in that vintage was high and gave us a lot of inspiration to be playful and try some new blending concepts for both Andrew Murray and E11even. We lovingly called this wine “Mixtape”. Much like as “mix tape” is a compilation of favorite songs from varying musical genres, the blend was a compilation of some of our favorite barrels of different varietals, with each one adding unique characteristics to the final wine. We now call this wine “Remix”, as a remix is a take on an original idea, modified ever so slightly. In 2017 we were able to acquire a small amount of Zinfandel from a vineyard in Happy Canyon AVA. Its solid tannin structure and dark fruit profile really build texture and mid palate weight. Our final blend is 50% Petit Verdot 25% Zinfandel 12.5% Merlot and 12.5% Cabernet Franc. To make this blend extra special, we aged this wine in barrel for 20 months and allowed for an additional 6 months of bottle aging before release.