2012 Touchdown Red
The origins of this wine date back to 1982 when Philippe Girardet first experimented with creating a unique red blend. The current blend has the following 9 grapes: 32% Tempranillo, 20% Landot Noir, 16% Marechal Foch, 8% Syrah, 8% Chancellor, 5% Merlot, 5% DeChaunac, 4% Pinot Noir, & 2% Gamay Noir. The label for this wine is a whimsical representation of winemaker & pilot Marc Girardet’s emergency freeway landing on I-5 in July of 2013. His small plane lost power and he successfully merged it with southbound freeway traffic, narrowly cleared a series of power lines along with three semi-trucks, and then landed without incident.