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, Cuveé Mysterieuse, and Black Pearl.
This vintage, with more Syrah and Cabernet in the blend than in previous years, produced a slightly leaner, less dramatic wine by comparison. Nonetheless, it has the usual broad flavor profile, complexity, and rich texture. Blend: Syrah 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Petit Verdot 5%, Sauvignon Blanc 1%.
Limit per order: 3 half-bottles.