Inspired by Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre based blend is an elegant balance of deep, rich notes with acidity and bright top notes. Deep garnet in color, you are greeted with dried mulberries, plum and mossy bark on the nose. In the glass, potpourrie and spice notes open up to notes of blackberry, currant, and dried cranberry. The palate is lively, plush and textural leading to a long, lingering finish.
Food Matching Turkey stuffed with apples and sage; Veal medallions with truffle jus
Terroir Emanicipation liberates itself to indulge in California's treasury of coastal appellations, where plentiful sunshine brings fruit to perfect ripeness over cool and lengthy growing seasons.
Geology Coastal California is known for diversity in soil, ranging from heavy clay that slows ripening, to steep slopes with thin top soil and low vigor bringing high ripeness.
Harvest Both manual and machine
Vinification Closed top tank fermentations that underwent macerations averaging 14 days.Some lots in tank, some in barrel for vinification.
Aging Aging 20 months in French, American and Hungarian Oak barrels. 16% New French Oak
Residual sugar 1.05