2014 Downpour

Tasting Notes
60% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 5% Petite Syrah.  The winning blend from our 2015 wine club member Rhone blending party, this Rhone blend exudes opultent aromas of poached blueberry, dark cherry, black licorice and aged leather present a brewny yet refined bouquet.  The balanced palate expresses concentrated flavors of stewed plum, sweet tobacco, campfire smoke and flecks of black pepper.  Spicy, savory and structured, the finish is wound with polished tannin and graphite minerality.  Enjoy now until 2023.  

Winemaking
Picked throughout September and October, the grapes were fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters and pumped over multiple times per day to achieve maximum extraction. Aged for 22 months in French oak and American oak.  

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Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
The Cass Estate Vineyard, located southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 160-acre vineyard is planted to 11 varieties on a large terrace above the Huer Huero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.

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Wine Specs

Vintage:
Vintage
2014
Varietal:
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation:
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %:
Alcohol %
14.8


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Production

Production
250 cases produced