How many times do you need to taste a wonderful wine before you know you want to make one just like it? One night...was all it took for us to know we wanted to make a Southern Rhone 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 Mourvedre from Scott Williams of Heart of the Hill Vineyard.
Bottled on 7/26/14; 87 cases were produced; Alcohol: 15.27%; pH 3.77, TA 5.25 g/L.
73% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
17% Syrah (10% Stone Tree Vineyard, 7% Arianses Vineyard)
10% Mourvedre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 73% stainless barrels by Meuller (the Grenache). The Syrah was raised in 17% new American oak by A&K and the balance seasoned French oak by Vernou and Doreau. The Mourvedre was raised in seasoned American oak by A&K and Saury.