Tremor is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% 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, Grenache flourishes. The Syrah from Alonso Family Vineyards in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, aged in new American oak, adds structure and palate weight, as well as the magnificent finish. Lastly, Smith Family Vineyards, also in Antelope Valley, provides the Merlot that adds softness and floral characteristics to the wine. Tremor was aged for 17 months in barrel. The Grenache was aged in twice-used French oak, while the Syrah and Merlot were aged in new American and French oak.
Chocolate covered strawberries, candied plums, and cinnamon burst out of the glass and envelop the nose as touches of violets, and rose petals weave themselves through. Layers of sweet strawberry reduction and bing cherries greet the round palate, with fresh figs and delicate acidity. Silky, ripe tannins and amber persist on the lingering, spiced finish.
91 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine