The 2017 Alicante is a blend of 75% Alicante Bouschet from Swayze Vineyard, and 25% Syrah from the Smith Vineyard, both in the high elevations of the Antelope Valley. The wine was aged in a mixture of new and neutral French and American oak barrels for 54 months. One of the few varietals to have red-colored juice, Alicante’s popularity rose during prohibition as it could be stretched by bootleggers who added water, and was a favorite of home winemakers on the east coast as it’s thick skins made it able to survive a cross-country train ride. The varietal is sparsely planted in California these days, making it a rarity.
|Wine Style||Medium Red Wine|
|Appellation||Los Angeles County|