Two big Syrahs come together to form the major components of this wine. They are followed by generous helpings of Mourvèdre and Grenache that add complexity and depth from both ends of the flavor spectrum. The Mourvèdre contributes depth of color, tannin, and white pepper, while the Grenache is light red and fruity. Together they complement this Southern Rhône blend and round out the finish. This wine has ample structure that will make it enjoyable for many years to come.
84% Syrah (51% Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
22% Stone Tree Vineyard)
8% Mourvèdre (Kiona Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
8% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
Bottled on 6/27/09; 270 cases were produced. This wine was aged for 21 months in 18% new Tonnellerie Vernou French oak with the balance in seasoned French and American oak from Saury, Alain Fouquet, Keystone and Vicard.