2016 Willow's Cuvee

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The 2016 Willow’s Cuvee is a beautiful GSM blend. The Syrah and Mourvedre, which has roughly 50% stem inclusion was co-fermented with the Tempranillo and aged in new French Oak. The Grenache was split and aged half in neutral French to preserve the luscious red berry and half in new French for body.


Composition
49% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre, 6% Tempranillo
Vineyard
James Berry, Kruse Vineyards, Hawks Hill, and Plum Orchard
Fermentation
partial whole cluster
Aging
22 months in new & neutral French
Notes
It has lively cherry, raspberry fruit and gorgeous floral notes that ends with a hint of white pepper. Soft and balanced with amazing tannin that will hold up for years to come. Pairs wonderfully with garlic and herb roasted lamb chops or apricot glazed pork. Cases produced 180. Enjoy now until 2029. Jeb Dunnuck- (93-95)points, Vinous– 92 points