2018 Beautiful Earth Red Magnum
Beautiful Earth is our flagship Paso Robles blend, and it represents the best lots from our favorite Westside vineyards.
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.
Marionberry, dark leather, smoked plums, blueberry/peach cobbler, acacia flower, lavender creme brûlée, red-eye gravy, violet, ripe olive, hoisin, currant paste, and melted licorice. Broad, weighty, and plush on the palate with a densely packed finish.
93 points, Wine Enthusiast
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
92 points, Vinous