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Syrah 63%, Malbec 21%, Grenache 11%, Petite Sirah 5%
Both appetizing and ominous, the nose of the 2014 Reckoning is steeped with petrichor, currants, blueberry syrup, graphite, and clove. As the wine warms on your palate, characters of lavender and sweet tobacco evolve from the mix. The body of the wine is plush, smooth, and omnipresent on your tongue. This structure is built to last and its finish lingers and lingers accompanied by hints of homemade pecan pie and German chocolate cake.
All grapes for Reckoning were harvested over a month long period ranging
from September 18th, 2014 through October 15th, 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 16-22 days of skin contact time.
Aging: 16-17 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and
barriques (~40% new oak).