Engine 318
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Engine 318
Engine 318

Winner of a Double Gold medal at the 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition. This extraordinary release, honoring the local fireman who helped protect our winery during the fires of 2020.

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Winner of a Double Gold medal at the 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition. This extraordinary release, honoring the local fireman who helped protect our winery during the fires of 2020, exemplifies that greatness can emerge from the hardest circumstances. Faced with smoke taint in the 2020 vintage, our winemaker sourced Cabernet Sauvignon (43%), Merlot (43%) & Cab Franc (14%) grapes from previous harvests in the vineyard and crafted this uniquely delicious Bordeaux blend. Forest floor, blackberry and green pepper in the nose, with rich flavors of blackberry, cherry, toasted oak and vanilla. Full bodied and rounded, with a resonating finish. Greatness in a bottle.

Winemaker Notes

My Aunt Cookie wisely advised me to "never miss a harvest". Despite the fires of 2020, I was determined to produce some 2021 releases while upholding our Nichelini standards of excellence. Sourcing grapes from previous vintages, I was able to craft this elegant but powerful red blend. I'm proud to honor & thank the firemen and all the family members who helped save our homestead with a wine worthy of their heroism.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.0 % pH: 3.49 Residual Sugar: 0.58% TA: 6.1 g/l 355 cases produced Aged in 80% New French and 20% Neutral French oak.