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2017 Evenfall

The 2017 Evenfall is a mouth-coating, rich, layered and complex wine that showcases the power and potential of Los Angeles terroir. A blend of Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, and a touch of Merlot, aged in luxurious new American and French oak, make for and inky, muscular, yet perfectly balanced and elegant wine.

 

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Description

The 2017 Evenfall is a blend of 73% Tempranillo, 25% Petite Sirah, and 2% Merlot. In the foothills of the northeast corner of Los Angeles County lies Neenach Ranch Vineyard. At 3,000 ft. elevation on a mild, almost imperceptible slope, this is an ideal site for Tempranillo. The Petite Sirah comes from the Manini Vineyard in Paso Robles, which produces a rich and layered dark berry that adds mid palate and weight to the wine. Smith Family Vineyards, also in Los Angeles County, is the source of the Merlot that brings in a hint softness and floral characteristics. After aging on the lees for 6 months, the wine was racked and settled back into French and American oak barrels (85% new) where it stayed for a total of 30 months.

Caramel drenched blackberry pie and blueberry cobbler dominate the intense nose, with fresh leather, white chocolate and amber.  A deep, rich core of dark fruits greet the palate with mouth-coating and expansive weight, accented by graphite and pencil shavings. The full, but polished tannins make their appearance, and the fruit extends through a seemingly endless finish of black cherry and spice.

Vineyard Designation

Swayze, Manini, Smith
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Vintage 2017
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Merlot
Appellation Los Angeles County
PH 3.76
Alcohol % 15.5
Size 750 ml