2018 Willow's Cuvee

buy wine $60.00

Our Willow's Cuvee has always been a beautiful GSM blend. The Syrah and Mataro, which has roughly 30% stem inclusion was co-fermented with the Tempranillo and aged for 20 months in new French oak. The Grenache was aged in neutral French to preserve the luscious red berry then blended with the SMT six months after fermentation. Deep purple/ maroon in color with notes of dry herbs and earth. Lively cherry and boysenberry fruit with gorgeous floral notes accented with baking spice. This wine is soft and juicy but full of texture with a long lasting finish. Pairs wonderfully with garlic and herb roasted lamb chops or an artisanal charcuterie board. Cases produced 191. Enjoy now until 2031.


Composition
48% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 18% Mataro, 10% Tempranillo
Vineyard
James Berry, G2 & Kruse Vineyards: Willow Creek District
Fermentation
Syrah, Mataro, Tempranillo co-ferment with 20% whole cluster
Aging
22 months new & neutral French
Notes
Advocate- 92, Vinous- 94