Bootjack Ranch, Paso Robles
This complex wine shows black fruit, berries, plum, slate, wet stone, and a smoky oak character in the nose. It has floral notes in the mouth, with good acidity. Flavors include raspberry, meat drippings, bacon fat and tar. There is a rustic hickory pit barbecue essence to this wine, and it has big tannins with a finish of fresh wood shavings. Both cool climate (black pepper) and warm climate (spearmint) attributes are nicely represented.