Westerly Fletcher’s Red

Waverly

Westerly Estate Wines

2009

Fletcher’s Red

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Santa Ynez Valley

46% Merlot
29% Cabernet Franc
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Syrah

After hand-sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels, 70% of which were new, and 30% of which was neutral. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was racked to blend after 12 months, and remained in barrel for a total of 30 months. Bottled unfined & unfiltered.

Limited Release of 296 bottles

****

heavy. succulent. rich. juicy.

The debut release for the flagship red in the Westerly portfolio. Classically styled, the 2009 Fletcher’s Red succeeds in showcasing the distinct varietal characteristics of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Bright, focused fruit and elegant, supple tannins make this unique proprietary blend very enjoyable now, and will continue to develop and reward patience through 2019.

 

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