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Mad Crush 2014
45% Grenache, 19% Tempranillo, 18% Malbec, 9% Mourvedre, 9% Zinfandel
Our infatuation with delicacy. The innocence of an ingénue; the bone structure of a star.
Bright notes of fresh cherries, dried cranberries, and orange zest are followed by
layers of floral violet and lavender, sage and cedar wood, and a hint of black
licorice. The interplay of fruit and spice continues on the palate joined by a lively
acidity. Finally, the rustic structure of the wine carries it to a satisfying caramel finish
that lingers and lingers. 561 cases produced.
All grapes for Mad Crush were harvested over a two week period ranging from October
2 nd , 2014 through October 16 th , 2014
Fermented in a combination of 1-ton open top tanks and small stainless steel tanks
following a five day cold soak. Open top lots were punched-down by hand 2-3 times daily and tank lots
were pumped over twice per day. Lots were pressed off the skins after a total of 14-21 days of skin contact.
Aging: 12-14 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (~30% new)