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Kukkula in the red nv

in the red

in the red is a Syrah dom­i­nant blend with Caber­net Sauvignon.

2013 in the red

Anoth­er out­stand­ing wine from Kevin Jus­si­la is the 2013 In The Red, which is a 6040 split of Syrah and Caber­net Sauvi­gnon that’s all from estate fruit. Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak, this medi­um-bod­ied, juicy and ele­gant red offers lots of sweet cher­ry, rasp­ber­ry, toast­ed spice and maybe a hint of red plum to go with fine tan­nin, sol­id bal­ance and a great fin­ish. It should evolve nice­ly through 2023, but there’s no need to hold off either.

Jeb Dun­nuck, Wine Advocate

— Wine Advocate August 2016

Technical Details


  • Vintage 2013
  • pH 3.82
  • TA .62
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Production 179 cases

in debt; from the prac­tice of using red ink to denote debt”

An apt name for a wine because of how much cap­i­tal it takes to run this business!

Enjoy this library wine while it lasts. Peri­od­i­cal­ly, we will bring in the red back as vin­tages allow. 2019 will be the next vin­tage of this blend but won’t be released until 2022.