100% heart hill vineyard
51% syrah, 30% grenache, 18% mourvedre, 1% cabernet sauvignon
The square root of “Nine” is three and three varietals make up this blend (plus 1% of Cabernet Sauvignon that was a relic from barrel topping – you can’t say we’re not honest about our blends!). Each varietal went through fermentation and barrel-aging independently, enhancing their individualistic characteristics. The Syrah saw 20% whole-cluster for additional structure extraction; the Grenache was aged in 500L that allowed the bright red fruit flavors to shine; the Mourvedre spent time in large formats that allowed gentle aromatics to develop. 210 cases produced.