Made from old vine Mataro (aka Mourvedre) and Grenache, this wine extracts the limpid essence of beautiful old fruit and lets it show through nervy and delicious rosé. All lots for the wine were picked at low potential alcohol and whole-cluster pressed, leaving behind the signature faint salmon color. Despite the light color, this feels perhaps the most "Bandol-esque" iteration of this wine we have made - capturing the mix of savory Mataro and spicy and racy Grenache we love so much. | Morgan Twain Peterson for Bedrock Wine Co.
Yannick Rousseau takes his deep connection to his heritage in the Gascony region of Southwest France and honors it with his artisan approach to winemaking in California. Each wine, from his dry and crisp Colombard to his award winning Tannat has a uniquely soulful expression of place and craft. The Son of a Butcher red blend, a nod to his father and grandfather who were artisan butchers, comes in with a a dark core and saturated color. The deep, dark, spicy bouquet revolves around blackberries, white pepper, plums, violets, dry leaves with notes of licorice and roasted coffee. Supple and full-bodied, it's an unmistakable California resident, rich and with youthful vibe, but the one who doesn't forget its French heritage. 45% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 15% new and 85% neutral French oak.
100% Grenache, The Maven showcases the power and beauty of the varietal. From our estate vineyard and the renowned James Berry Vineyard, located in the Willow Creek District AVA of West Paso Robles, we have delivered a wine that is remarkably intense and structured while maintaining Grenache's inherent feminine grace. Fermented in small open top vessels, native yeast transforms the juice into wine. Gentle punch downs and basket pressing at dryness are our only contributions to the process. Once pressed, the wine remained in 400 liter barrels on its lees for nearly 22 months. Only then was it removed from barrel and bottled unfined and unfiltered...230 cases produced. Scoring 97 points Jeb Dunnuck. | Torrin Wines
Our Price: $98.00/quarter