2018 Dark Horse
Varietal: 44% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 25% Grenache
Appellation: 100% Mendocino County
Oak: 20% new French (9 months), 50% new French (5 months)
Aromatic notes of baked bread, violet, and chocolate-covered blueberry envelop the nose. The palate pushes dark and rich blackberry fruit, but the tannins remain quite soft, giving the wine a very elegant complexity. The finish pushes more dark fruit, but acidity squares it back up, and fruit lingers well beyond the last sip.