2014 Sciandri Family Vineyard "Mescolanza" Cabernet Sauvignon — Coombsville
The Sciandri Family Vineyard's 2015 Premier lot is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend of five Bordeaux varieties—Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were are grown in the Family's estate vineyard located southeastern part of the Coombsville AVA. The "Mescolanza" (Blend in Italian) was made by co-fermenting all the varietals in the tradition of an Old World field blend. It will aged 24 months in French oak.
The Sciandri Family Vineyard estate consists of 20 acres, four of which are planted to vines. It sits on the sloping ground with a western exposure. Don Baker, a long time veteran of winemaking around the globe, serves as the family's winemaker and brings to his task the goal of producing varietally-correct wines that are painted with the patina of the estate's terroir.