2016 Brecon Forty-Two (Red Rhone Blend)

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2016 Brecon Forty-Two (Red Rhone Blend)
2016 Brecon Forty-Two (Red Rhone Blend)

Perhaps you noticed Elon’s Tesla floating around in space has “Don’t Panic” Written on the steering wheel. Like our “42” this is inspired by the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.” Making it a wine with the answer to the ultimate question, life, the universe and everything!  While I don’t think we will be launching a Brecon into space any time soon we do reach for the stars with this blend (Groan). Soft, velvety smooth, intriguing mix of flavors and a stunning length.


99 Pts. Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of Varietal. New World International Wine Competition March 2018


94 Pts. purely domestic wine report, July 2018.


92 Pts. Jeb Dunnuck. Nov 2018.


92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast.


91 Pts. Robert Parker.

Production notes

Our Blending process is a little like the British game of conkers! (Basically horse chestnuts on shoelaces). To quote the BBC “It's a competitive rough old game where you will undoubtedly come out with bruised knuckles”. Many fine looking blends get knocked out in the process and, as with conkers, there is only one champion. Usually, but not always, the best prepared and best aged conker wins. This blending process is how we moved to a Central Coast Blend with the 2016 vintage. Perhaps we should have a conker tournament at our next pick up party.

Varietalred rhone blend
Varietal Composition100% 2016
74.33% Adelaida
25.67% Monterey County
25.67% Petite Sirah Mainini VYD. Palisades clone
26.75% Mourvedre Glen Rose
26.75% Syrah 99 Glen Rose
11.83% Syrah 7 Glen Rose
9% Syrah Rolph
AppellationCentral Coast
AgingDrink Now - 2023
Residual Sugar0.07g/100ml Dry Dry
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date12/13/2017
Cases Produced328

Although we might be bonkers for conkers I have yet to find any horse chestnuts in these iconic Rhone variety vineyards. Like grapes horse chestnuts can be grown on a wide variety of sold types including calcareous ones. Quite handy really as we are at least 91% calcareous with these properties. This soil type leads to naturally integrated acids and a super food friendly wine. Glen Rose (MV.SY), Rolph (SY), Mainini (PS).

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