The Family Series Winemaker’s Blend Red 2020 has a beautiful nose filled with aromas of dark, chllli chocolate, fresh cherries, mulberries, ripe plums, and whiffs of pencil shavings. The palate is quite bold and rich, but with a wonderful sense of brightness to it.
An incredibly fun wine to put together. There are no rules when it comes to the Winemaker’s Blend and the sole thought is to blend something that represents the whole of Saxenburg in a particular vintage. The dominant Syrah component was dark, brooding, and plush, with the 5% whole bunch Syrah and the Cabernet Sauvignon (picked early and made in a very light and bright style) counterbalancing that richness beautifully. The Malbec and Cabernet Franc adding both texture and layers of complexity.