2011 Beautiful Earth
Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from Terra Bella, Shadow Canyon and Luna Matta Vineyards complete the Syrah-based Westside Paso Robles blend for Beautiful Earth.
The components of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre were fermented in small open top bins with 30% whole clusters included. The wine spent 20-25 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 18 months in a combination of 228 and 265-liter barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Blueberries, jasmine, violet, blackberries, dark chocolate, smoked meats, cumin, grilled herbs, tobacco leaf, with a long, delineated finish.
Drinking Window: Now - 2025
Vineyards: Terra Bella Vineyard, Luna Matta Vineyard, Shadow Canyon Vineyard
94 points, Robert Parker