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 2015 Mixed Blacks emerges with expressive acidity and alluring minerality. Laden with boysenberry and pomegranate, a captivating nose of sweet violets, pink peppercorns and savory herbs permeate the glass. Black raspberries and crushed stone marry with an incredible viscosity into a long and vibrant finish.
Aged 18 months in 45% new French oak
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Grenache 50% • Syrah 35% • Petite Sirah 14% • Mourvedre 0.5% • Viognier 0.5%
112 cases produced
Available in Three-Pack (three 750 ml bottles) or Magnum (1.5 liters)