55% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 5% Counoise, 5% Cinsaut, 5% Tannat
A bouquet of rose petals, raspberries, clove and Fourth of July sparklers explodes from the glass. Flavors of grilled fruits, anise, and five spice evolve into a seamlessly smooth mid-palate. These flavors are carried into an impressive finish with juicy acidity and fine tannins. This wine will reward those willing to wait a few years, but it’s hard to resist right now. Robert Parker: 95
Aged for 17 months in 500L and 600L barrels, 20% new.
Foot stomped and seven-day cold soak then feral fermented with daily delestages in the beginning, followed by punch downs later on. Two to three week total maceration. Fermented with 50% whole clusters.
February 21, 2017
100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles