2010 Sky Hill Red
55% Mourvedre, 21% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 7% Syrah
Named for the highest and steepest block in the vineyard, where the first of the Rhone varietals were planted in 1998, this wine was aged 18 months in new French and American Oak barrels. A blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 21% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 7% Syrah, it is generous with a nose of ripe raspberries, white pepper, leather, and spice. Blueberry, earth, and cola on the mid-palate wraps around a sizeable yet supple frame of elegant, ripe, fine tannins. A dramatic statement of place in a harmonious red blend.
||Sept 25 - Oct 26
||18 Months in 33% New French and American Oak Barrels
||32 to 40 Days Skin Contact