2016 Mesa Rojo - Domanico Cellars
Many of you remember that Mesa has always been our Bordeaux Blend. This year it is made up of 65% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in 40% new French oak barrels. The Cab Franc that normally is used in our La Fille made its way into the Mesa this year which added some nice aromas of violets, and black cherries. The Merlot added notes of dark chocolate and blackberries. The Cab Sav along with the oak added backbone and a dustiness to the palate.