88% Zinfandel, 12% Tempranillo
The expressive nose contains both savory and fruity elements – mixing cranberry, Bing cherry, and boysenberry with black licorice, hoisin, and forest floor. The palate is loaded with flavors of blackberry, Schezwan peppercorn, and orange peel. The finish starts velvety, but a subtle grip suggests there’s a long life ahead for this powerful wine.
Aged for 15 months in 500L Hungarian oak barrels: 50% new, 50% used. Bottled unfiltered.
Five-day cold soak with daily foot treading. Fermented with 20% whole clusters. Daily delestages early on, later moving to pump-overs. 2-week total maceration.
December 19, 2018
100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
269 cases produced
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