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!.
The 2003 Holy Moly!, like the 03 Sacré Bleu, got its name because of the unusual – for a Clos Saron wine – exuberance and in-your-face richness it displayed in its youth. Similarly, it got wiser and more civilized with more age and has by now acquired considerable charm and elegance. Blend: Grenache 58%, Syrah 21%, Mourvedre 21%.
Limit per order: 2 bottles.