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2018 Sel de la Terre

2018 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 Paper Street and our own Estate Vineyards. This is the masculine counterpart to L’Ange Rouge.

VINIFICATION

25% 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 16 months in neutral 500-liter puncheons and 4 months in stainless steel prior to bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Aromatics: Passion fruit, black cherry, candied lavender, purple flowers, chalk dust, elderberry, and cranberry relish.  Palate: broad, expansive, dark fruit, cherry cobbler, spicy mineral, cola, and licorice. Sweet, floral, and long finish with long grain subtle tannin.

94 points, Vinous
91 points, Wine Spectator

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %
15.2
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