The 2013 vintage is the third release of our Mixed Blacks. For some time now, we have shared a love of Rhone Valley blends and their domestic counterparts. We wanted to experiment with some completely different varietals by putting our California twist on the beautiful interplay between the bright fruit and mineral characteristics of these blends while still maintaining the rich, fruit focused, layered lusciousness we enjoy. We are fortunate to be working with fruit from the exceptional Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County. It is a fantastically well-managed site with a diverse soil composition, producing a wine with an incredible flavor profile and depth.
OUR TASTING NOTES
The 2013 Mixed Blacks could be one of our most expressive vintages to date. Hints of blueberry, pomegranate and raspberry mingle in the glass. The wine carries a full-bodied flavor, which coats the palate with rustic mulberry, sweet black licorice and Chinese Five Spice.
Whole berry fermented
Aged 22 months in 50% new French oak
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Syrah 44% • Mourvedre 24% • Grenache 22% • Petite Sirah 10%
160 cases produced
Available in Three-Pack (three 750 ml bottles) or Magnum (1.5 liters)