2019 Paper Street Cuvée Magnum
In the Willow Creek District lies Paper Street Vineyard. This land was used for barley and almonds until the mid-1990’s but was mostly abandoned until the Dusi family planted vines here. The limestone-white hills, hot days, and cool nights make for concentrated, vibrant, and mineral-driven wines.
30% whole cluster fermented in concrete and stainless
steel tanks and small, open top bins, spending between 20-40 days on skins, with a combination of pump overs
and punchdowns during cold soak and fermentation. Blended and racked once prior to bottling. Aged 20 months in neutral 500 liter puncheons and 265 liter barriques, 30% of which were new.
Blackberry, lavender, elderberry flower, hibiscus, sage oil, fennel pollen, blueberry reduction, sweet pepper, and stone fruit. The palate is very generous and opulent with a catapulting freshness and a persistent ethereal finish.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast 93 points, Wine Spectator