100% Heart Hill Vineyard
97% Grenache, 3% Syrah
The grapes for this wine were grown at Heart Hill Vineyard in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles and each year we make a few hundred cases to sell in the tasting room (and to drink ourselves). We bolstered what was a light crop in 2015 with a 20% whole cluster fermentation and a token amount of Syrah from an adjacent block. This created a wine that was more focused on earth and spice notes than fruit. We aged the wine in large-format Puncheon barrels for calculated oak impact and slow wine development. The end result has savory notes of brushy sage, smoke & black licorice. The sweetness of red hot candies amplifies the delicate red fruit characteristic that Grenache is known for.