2015 Willow's Cuvee

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Named for our daughter this wine will always be special. For 2015 we added a touch of Carignon for tannin and structure to our usual blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. We did 20% whole cluster fermentation on the Syrah and co-fermented the Grenache and Mourvedre in concrete. All was aged for 22 months in 50% new French and 50% neutral French barrels. This wine is soft and drinkable right out of the gate but is built to age 10 plus years. Notes of blackberry jam and violets that are truly fresh and balanced. Enjoy now until 2028.

46% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Carignon
James Berry, Kruse Vineyard
Syrah and Mourvedre are co-fermented with 50% whole cluster
50% new French, 50% neutral French
94 points- Wine Advocate