cherry | tart | earthy
More rustic edge but still has lively bright fruit - best of both worlds! Little bit of iron. New Oak adds a hint of vanilla and a little bit of creme brulee and spice. The oak also adds texture - a slight chewiness in the background.
Sangiovese - White Hawk, Los Alamos Proximity to the Pacific Ocean - cool even growing season. Nutrient-deficient sandy soils cause the vines to struggle, yielding wines with greater concentration, intense aromatics.
Petit Verdot - ONX Estate, Templeton Gap Rocky alluviums, gravelly loams; Templeton Gap cooling.
Individual lot fermentations. Lots of pumpovers. 2021 was a high tannin year. PV had about only 8 days on skins. Sangiovese was for 12 days.
18 months in 30% new French Oak, 70% neutral French Oak. Bottled Unfiltered.
LXV Flavor Pairings
“SIROCCO” - Sumac, Mango Powder, Nutritional Yeast, White Pepper or
“WILD VENUS” - Porchini Mushroom, Shitake Mushroom, Tamarind, Dry Mango Powder, Black Sea Salt