2020 Paper Street Cuvée
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.
25% whole cluster fermented in small, open-top bins, concrete, and stainless steel tanks, spending between 20-40 days on skins, with a combination of pump overs and punchdowns during cold soak and fermentation. Syrah component was racked, blended, and returned to barrique once prior to bottling. Aged 20 months in neutral 500-liter puncheons and 265-L barriques, 35% of which were new.
94 Points - Robert Parker
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast