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 and Ranch Vineyards. Bottled 7/29/17; 82 cases produced;Alcohol: 13.63%; pH 3.84, TA 5.78 g/L
77% Grenache (StoneTree Vineyard)
15% Syrah (7% Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard 6% Arianses Vineyard, 2% StoneTree Vineyard)
8% Mourvèdre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in 77% stainless barrels by Meuller (the Grenache). The Syrah and Mourvèdre blend was raised in seasoned French and American oak.