This wine has elegant aromas of vanilla, chocolate, concentrated pomegranate, and graham crackers. Bold acidity, balanced by gripping tannins, highlights rich flavors of pomegranate and blackberry delivering a rich mouth-feel and lingering finish.
Wine Color: Red
Appellation: Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California- Mexico; Central Coast, California
Winemaker: Hugo Dacosta- Casa de Piedra; Karl Wente- Wente Vineyards
Residual Sugar: Dry
In any work of art, an opposition of different forms that intensifies each element’s properties and creates a more dynamic expression is considered contrast. Contraste is a blending of different cultures, stories and history, representing the combination of two premier grape growing regions, Baja and the Central Coast of California. This red blend is a landmark collaboration between Wente Vineyards of California (USA) and Casa de Piedra of Baja California (Mexico). Using grapes from both regions and collective experience of both wineries, Contraste showcases the merit of California’s extended coastal wine producing regions.
The wine was aged for 14 months in new American and French oak barrels.