Toccata, Classico 2015, Santa Barbara County, California
Tasting Note: A Tuscany-inspired, California red blend that is filled with lots of ripe, bright red fruit and its own unique identity.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of red cherry, raspberry puree, kirsch, red plum and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied red blend is filled with ripe, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity.
The wine has a smooth texture and ripe, medium tannin.
There is some complexity in the midpalate and floral notes on the finish.
Gets Italy-inspired red blend right.
Bottle Note: Crafted from the most celebrated grape varieties of Italy and France, Toccata Classico is a blend built around a foundation of sangiovese (50%), with additions of merlot (5%), cabernet sauvignon (30%), cabernet franc (5%), petit verdot (5%) and the rare and precious freisa (5%). The blend provides marvelous nuances of flavors from each varietal. Toccata grapes are grown in our Los Alamos and Valley View vineyards within Santa Barbara County. Louis A. Lucas, Grower and Proprietor. Royce Lewellen, Proprietor. Megan McGrath Gates, Winemaker.
Tasting Date: November 17, 2018
This wine was submitted for review.