Villa Creek 2015 Luna Matta Vineyard, Paso Robles
Item Number: 12958
Sub Region: San Luis Obispo
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Luna Matta
Grape(s): 70% Mourvedre / 30% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay loam over limestone
Vineyard Notes: The Luna Matta Vineyard is certified organic with clay loam over limestone.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were carefully sorted by hand and placed into tank. Fermentation followed normal Villa Creek protocol: anaerobic (dry ice) cold soak followed by 100% native yeast fermentation with daily delestage and foot treading along with gentle pump overs when needed. The wine is 50% whole cluster and aged in 40% new French barriques and puncheons for 18 months.
Vintage Notes: Nearly 5 inches of rain in a warm December 2014 led to a cooler spring. A consistent pattern of rain threats through April sadly did not pan out. Cloud cover and cool temperatures helped preserve the little bit of rain received earlier in the season. These drought conditions combined with damaging spring frost and a cool windy spring led to much lower yields throughout the state. These same conditions however produced some intense and developed wines. The spectacular though limited 2015 vintage will be in high demand.
Tasting Notes: This is an explosive wine in the glass that is characterized by depth and intoxicating aromatics. Black fruits, Moroccan spices and candied flowers are woven together to create a seamless generous palate. Rich and focused. Drink now through 2027.