Composition: 63% Syrah, 37% Grenache; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak - 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
This robust Rhône-inspired blend of Syrah and Grenache melds alluring fruit aromas of plum and ripe strawberry with layers of cocoa, caramel, nutmeg and clove. On the palate, bold tannins, white pepper spice and a juicy mouthfeel show this wine’s weight and depth, while carrying the fruit flavors to a long, honeyed finish.
– Winemaker Don LaBorde
Other than being approximately a month earlier than usual, our 2015 harvest was smooth and successful, yielding exceptional quality grapes. To allow us ample opportunities for blending, we harvested 16 different grape varieties over the course of 12 weeks. During this period, Mother Nature provided heat to speed up ripening when we needed it, and equally well-timed cooler temperatures when the vines needed a respite. The extended harvest allowed us to pick all varieties at optimal ripeness. As a result, our white grapes show lovely aromatics and varietal character, and our reds show beautiful depth and concentration.