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Upscale yet unpretentious, this early harvest, intentional Rosé is modern elegance in a glass. Awarded 90 points and a Gold medal at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Tasting Notes: Bittersweet Chocolate, Dried Strawberry, Blackberry, Lavender, Talc Varietal Composition: Cabernet Franc, Estate Block 3 Awards: 91 points | Gold Medal - 2022 Int'l Wine Competition
Our first in the Defiant Blend Series and tribute to Proprietor Bill Faulkner, this Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc keeps it namesake as it is evokes characteristics of all who are defiant: bold, intelligent, structured, fierce and unique. The name Whipper-In comes from the Faulkner Family’s love and history with horses. The painting pictured on the bottle label is Bill as a young man, and former president of the West Hills Hunt Club. In traditional fox hunting, there are several hunt staff and officials. Two of which are the Huntsman, and the Whipper-in. The Huntsman is in charge of directing the hounds, while the Whipper-in's main job is to keep the pack all together. We have our own Whipper-in, and you too can have one. It's our new Bordeaux Blend, and guaranteed sharing it with friends or family, will most definitely result in keeping the pack together This wine encompasses the best of the vineyard with notes of blackberry, herb de Provence, mint, lilac, cherries, and plums. The lushness and acidity provide staying power in the mouth with interest and never disappoint. Defiant with Refinement. 100% Estate. Gold Medal, 2021 Central Coast Wine Competition. 92 points and Gold Medal, 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine and Spirits Competition