A vibrant, ruby-hued violet color cascades out of the bottle as it fills the glass. Aromas of wild, meaty blue fruits roll along a bed of freshly raked autumn leaves with a pungent explosion of bouquet garni and wilting purple flowers. Feral notes, dried bay leaves, and hints of mint reveal loads of character in an already complex wine that embodies what Mourvèdre is and can be from the Willow Creek District in Paso Robles.
100% Mourvèdre. 100% Estate. A blend of 4 barrels from two separate lots: 1 – 60% whole cluster and 1 – 100% whole cluster. 2018 allowed this perennial late developer to fully ripen, letting all the flavors really come alive and dance in the glass! Fermented with native, wild yeasts this medium to full-bodied wine exudes flavors of fresh-picked blueberries, juicy pluots, peppery herbs, leather, and cassis. Finishing long and seamlessly, it flows across the palate with polished tannins, juicy acidity, and a gentle chewiness from the well-integrated stems. Balanced and fresh, this bad boy is ready to drink now but will age gracefully over the next 5 to 8 years.