Genuine Risk, Red Blend
Bordeaux varieties from Santa Ynez Valley are quite different than those grown in Napa Valley. We are in a cooler region so the wines tend to have a bit more natural acidity, structure and less alcohol and over-ripe flavors.
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. For 2016 the blend is 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Syrah. Aged for 14 months in 15% new French oak, only 300 cases produced.