Between 2000-2010 we farmed a few acres of vines, which were leased to us by Renaissance Vineyards, a local winery where I made wine for over 15 years. These vineyards originally covered 365 acres of steeply sloping contoured terraces, creating a breath-taking panorama, and offering an incredible range of soil and microclimate combinations, plus 700 ft. of elevation drop from the top to the bottom of the vineyard and all possible exposures… It was possible to successfully farm there, nearly side by side, an astonishing spectrum of grape varieties, traditionally associated with entirely different growing regions. This was the origin of a number of our wines: Carte Blanche, Tickled Pink, Heart of Stone, Cuvée Mystérieuse, Black Pearl, and the rare Holy Moly!.
2002 produced our first Heart of Stone. Similarly to the 02 ‘Mystérieuse’ , this is probably the most elegant, graceful variation we ever made on the theme… Medium bodied, streamlined, and concentrated, its tannic structure politely tucked away under its soft fruit blanket, flavors and aromas all harmoniously integrated… it’s like having a kid that makes it into adulthood without ever going through teenage mania! Blend: Syrah 100%.
Limit per order: 2 bottles.