Hook & Ladder The Tillerman Red
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
|Brand||Hook & Ladder|
With this blend we strive for a boldly flavored, balanced, well- structured red wine. To achieve this, we evaluate various lots and varieties grown at our Los Amigos Ranch. The 2015 vintage yielded delightfully ripe, richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. We added Merlot to the blend to add opulence. The must was fermented and aged separately in European and American Oak for 17 months before blending and bottling. In fire-fighting parlance, a tillerman steers the back of a hook & ladder truck. Our founder, Cecil De Loach, held this position in the San Francisco Fire Department. The Tillerman red blend exhibits a deep purple, with notes of ripe wild berries, black cherry, and baking spices on the nose. Layered flavors of black currant and raspberry lead to a long finish of spice and dusty cocoa.