Smoldering bramble fruits, black olive, garrigue and bacon fat on the nose. Swirling adds currants, plums and chalk mixed with slightly resinous herbs. The palate has great volume, with silky textures, bright fruit and savory components that make this irresistible.
Sourced from Lawrence Vineyards, harvested throughout October 2015. Block 9 Grenache Tablas Creek, & Cl. 3, Block 3 Syrah Joseph Phelps (30%), Block 4 Syrah Tablas Creek (15%) and Sara Lee (22%), Viognier Cl. 1 Corfu Crossing. Fermented in 77% concrete and 23% stainless steel and then aged in 29% new French oak 500L’s for 9 months and then blended into the 70HL round for an additional 13 months.
Inspired by the Vaucluse department in the south of France, this Rhone blend is harvested from the fertile soils of our estate vineyard near Royal City in the Columbia Valley. Our Vaucluse is a reflection of the finest wines of the namesake region, located due east of France's Gard department. Within the Vaucluse lies Mondragon, a small village bearing the surname of our esteemed vineyard manager, Isidro Mondragon.