2018 Redtail

2018 Redtail

Regular price
$55.00
Sale price
$55.00

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For Redtail’s fourth vintage we combined 54% Grenache, 27% Syrah (fermented partially in whole cluster), and 19% Mourvèdre.  Despite it being a small portion of the blend, the partial stem inclusion imparts fresh forest floor aromatics, savory spices on the palate, and rounds the mouthfeel out with a beautiful texture of plush tannins.

In the glass the 2018 Redtail begins with a bouquet of fresh cut cedar, black cherries, and fresh cracked pepper, followed by a medley of sun-warmed berries and a velvety finish of Indian spices and sweet pipe tobacco.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Proprietary Red Blend
Blend
54% Grenache / 27% Syrah (9% whole cluster) / 19% Mourvèdre
Vineyard
Thompson Vineyard
Vine Age
28 Years
Clone
Syrah: Estrella River / Grenache: Alban 2 / Mourvèdre: Massal
Rootstock
Own
Soil
Sandy/Shaley Loam over Limestone
Farming
Sustainable
Appellation
Alisos Canyon
Climate
Cool I/II
Aging
100% Neutral Oak
ABV
14.5%
Cases
90
Peak Years
2022-2030