' Byron Blatty Wines - 2016 Tremor, Los Angeles

2016 Tremor

The 2016 Tremor is 65% Grenache, 30% Merlot, and 5% Syrah, making this an incredibly complex and layered cuvée. Aged 18 months in French oak (60% new). 98 cases produced.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 points / Wine Enthusiast - 91 points



Tremor is a blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Merlot, and 5% Syrah. In the foothills of the northeast corner of the Antelope Valley lies the Neenach Ranch Vineyard. At 3,000 ft. elevation on a mild, almost imperceptible slope, the Grenache flourishes. Just a few miles south is Smith Family Vineyards and the Merlot that adds softness and floral characteristics to the wine. Lastly, and even further south, the Syrah from Alonso Family Vineyards gives the blend additional acidity and structure, while drawing out a magnificent finish. After aging on the lees for 6 months, the wine was racked and settled back into French oak barrels (60% new) where it stayed for an additional year. Fresh red plums, strawberries and quince burst out of the glass and envelop the nose as touches of violets, rose petals and honeysuckle weave themselves through. Sweet strawberry reduction and bing cherries greet the palate, with fresh figs and delicate acidity, rounded out with luxurious French oak delivering accents of baking spice and leather. Silky, ripe tannins and amber persist on the lingering finish.


91 points - Wine Enthusiast / 90 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Vintage 2016
Varietal Grenache, Merlot, Syrah
Appellation Los Angeles County
Alcohol % 15.5%
Size 750 ml