2017 Sel de la Terre
Sel de la Terre, meaning "Salt of the Earth", was created in dedication of Mac's grandfather. This Westside Paso 100% Grenache is a combination of fruit from Shadow Canyon, Luna Matta, and Paper Street Vineyards. This is the masculine counterpart to L’Ange Rouge.
20% whole cluster fermented in small, open-top bins, and spent 15-20 days on skins with pump-overs during cold soak and punch downs during fermentation. Aged 18 months in neutral 500-liter puncheons.
Dragon fruit flower, Rainer cherries, kirsch, guava nectar, saltwater taffy, quince paste, transitioning into mint, chalk, and savory tobacco, while maintaining plush, pliant, accessible texture.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast