2017 Beautiful Earth Red Magnum
Beautiful Earth is our flagship Paso Robles blend, and it represents the best lots from our favorite Westside vineyards.
VINIFICATION: The components of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre were fermented in small open-top bins, concrete and stainless steel tanks with 10% whole clusters included. The wine spent 20-35 days on the skins with a combination of pump-over and punch downs. Aged 20 months in a combination of 228, 265, and 500-liter French oak barrels, 5% new.
TASTING NOTES: Ripe berries, violets, rose petals, sweet tobacco, peach-blackberry cobbler, dried sage, Valrhona dark chocolate, and leather on the nose. The palate is juicy and voluptuous with hints of cocoa powder; it is opulent and lush with a vibrant beam of energy ushering in a tantalizing finish.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck
92 points, Vinous
91 points, Wine Spectator