The 2018 Undertake is a blend of 37% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Merlot. The five varietals in this blend come from five different vineyards, each bringing their own character to the cuvée. The Zinfandel, Grenache, Merlot, and Syrah all come from Northeast Los Angeles County and exhibit red and blue fruit characteristics, while the Petite Sirah from Paso Robles adds structure and a dark fruit core. All of the fruit was hand-picked, cold soaked, and fermented in open top bins. The wines were aged separately in a mixture of new and neutral French and American oak barrels for 17 months before bottling. 110 cases produced.
Blackberry jam, blueberry pie, and boysenberry lead the charge on the nose, with hints sweet tobacco leaf, white pepper and tea. The palate is medium bodied and silky, featuring vibrant fresh fig, and cherry pie filling. Smooth, fine-grained tannins draw out the brilliant finish.