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 2014 Mixed Blacks brings forth an abundance of blue and black fruits, sweet black licorice and alluring minerality. This blend imparts a vibrant, expressive acidity enhanced with blackberry jam and a hint of white pepper on the finish. A beautiful floral essence of lavender and violet develops with time in the glass.
Whole berry fermented
Aged 22 months in 50% new French oak
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Syrah 60% • Petite Sirah 20% • Grenache 14% • Mourvedre 6%
123 cases produced
Available in Three-Pack (three 750 ml bottles) or Magnum (1.5 liters)