How many times must you taste a wonderful wine before wanting to make one just like it? One night…was all it took for us to know we wanted to make a Southern Rhône style blend such as this. Probably our most fruit-forward wine of the vintage with strawberry and raspberry up front in the bouquet, soft, but with enough structure to give this wine length in a proper cellar. Special thanks to Tedd Wildman from Stone Tree Vineyard for the major components of this blend and a significant positive contribution of Mourvèdre from Scott Williams of Heart of the Hill Vineyard.
Bottled 7/25/15; 89 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.71%; pH 3.75, TA 5.33 g/L
73% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
16% Syrah (9% Arianses Vineyard, 6% Stone Tree Vineyard, 1% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
11% Mourvèdre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 66% stainless barrels by Meuller (the Grenache). The Syrah was raised in 50% new American oak by A&K and the balance seasoned American by A&K. The Mourvèdre was raised in seasoned French oak by Ton. Vernou and Ton. Orion.