Villa Creek 2018 'High Road' Red Rhone Blend, James Berry Vineyard, Paso Robles
Item Number: 15081
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: James Berry Vineyard
Grape(s): 60% Grenache / 20% Syrah / 20% Mourvèdre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Total Acidity: 6.23 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Source: Grapes come from the James Berry Vineyard in the Willow Creek district of Paso Robles. The vineyard is organic (not certified) with a thin layer of topsoil over limestone seabed.
Winemaking Notes: After careful hand sorting, 65% of the grapes were destemmed. The grapes went through 3-5 days of cold soaking followed by natural fermentation. Grapes were basket pressed and aged in French oak puncheons (20% new) for 18 months.
Tasting Notes: A wide range of aromatics burst from the glass: blackberry pie with lard crust, Earl Grey tea, tar, and violets. The palate is powerful and purple! Flavors include purple fruits and flowers along with pink peppercorn. The seabed soil shines through as there is a line of mineral/rock on the palate that is accentuated by medium acidity.