Twisted Spur is an unrestricted blend from Heart Hill Vineyard designed to be bold and adventurous. The vineyard is composed almost entirely of hillside plantings on steep, rocky slopes of shale and grapes from this site produce rich, powerful and well-structured wines. We only make this wine in years where we have standout wines from both the Bordeaux and Rhone families, and in 2016 we used Syrah as the base for this blend.
Our winemaking team approaches this wine with an adventurous attitude and lets the vintage dictate what the blend includes. Stylistically this wine is always big & bold and the gorgeous fruit we harvested in 2016 was no exception. It was aged in 80% new French oak barrels to soften the wine and tame the naturally dark fruit flavors. The wine was blended after 14 months of barrel aging and then aged in barrel for another 14 months, giving it a total of 28 months in barrel. This lent structure to the mid-palate and introduced fine-grained texture and soft aromatics in this powerful wine with impressive structure and dark fruit.
VINEYARD Heart Hill Vineyard
BLEND 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, 28% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon