‘Flying Pig’, Cayuse Vineyards
This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Christophe Baron has mentioned that the Cabernet Sauvignon has been added to create the backbone of the wine. The wine was aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak prior to bottling.
Blend - Bordeaux
Press & Reviews
The Merlot-dominated cuvée is the 2016 Flying Pig, another deep purple/ruby colored Bordeaux blend that’s up-front, expressive, and showing beautifully. Plums, chocolate, charcoal, fireplace, and tobacco leaf notes all flow to a full-bodied, seamless, silky Merlot that has fine tannin and terrific purity of fruit. Like all of these 2016s from Christophe, it’s beautifully balanced and has a forward, charming style that just begs to be drunk.