raspberry fruit and a modest hand at some french oak. lightly expressing dark earth. tangy spice. is there RS in here??? nice and easy. All sourced fruit??? Ben calls Monterey as usually with a tomato component, but not here.
ferments on the stems. nose of the sous-bois. toasted brown rice. livelier acid than the Mount Eden 06 Estate. green notes on the palate. not really so fruit driven. Red raspberry fruit comes off on the finish.
shows a dark cloudy rose tone. remember the post-fementation maceration converstation??? light thistle to the nose, hints of kerosene on the palate, red raspberry fruit but also some crab apple in there too.
USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
fog influence for sure. 1st to plant in the highlands. spice/wood notes is really clonal selection. not so aromatic, the nose is being difficult. tight, not so tight, but not giving up much more than structure. roast to the finish.