2019 Sel de la Terre Magnum
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.
30% 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.
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
93 points, Wine Enthusiast
93 points, Robert Parker
92 points & Gold, Sunset International Wine Competition