Zephyrus- 2013 - Canyon Wind Cellars



Zephyrus- 2013 - Canyon Wind Cellars
“In Vino Ventus”
The god of the warm west wind, Zephyrus, was the gentlest
of the winds. Often depicted as a handsome, winged youth,
he was known as the fructifying wind and messenger of
There was never a dull moment in the 2013 season. We
experienced our usual warm and sunny days; but also faced
record rains, fog, wind, and some unusually chilly evenings.
This weather roller coaster, while trying at times for us as
grape growers, made for some complex and flavorful wines
that highlight the fruit, earthiness, and intrigue of our
unique terroir. Aged ten months in new French and American oak, this wine was created using low-intervention and
sustainable practices.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Petit Verdot (the
same as the first vintage in 2010), the 2013 Zephyrus is a
perfect study in the two varieties that constitute its blend.
Aromas of plum, molasses, clove, huckleberry, pepper,
mint, and black cherry make each sniff a fascinating new
discovery. Big tannins and a broad mouthfeel with flavors
of black cherry, cedar, cassis, black pepper, plantain, blueberry, meat drippings, and minerality all come together
creating a lingering finish and a true appreciation for the
warm West wind.
3907 North River Road | Palisade | Colorado 81526
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Wine Profile
Varietal Blend:
50% Cabernet Franc
50% Petit Verdot
Grand Valley AVA
100% Riverside Vineyard
Technical Data
14.0 %
Wine Acidity:
6.0 g/L
Wine pH:
Harvest Date:
September 16, 2013
October 3, 2013
Bottling Date:
July 31, 2014
Cases Produced: