2015 El Dorado GSM, David Girard Vineyard
A slow, cool fermentation helped preserve the lively aromatics of cherry lifesavers, chocolate, black fruit, earthy sage, accented with a hint of vanilla. On the palate you’ll find a juicy fruit-focused core of blackberry and boysenberry dancing with baking spices, licorice and the suggestion of cured meat. On the finish, this wine playfully evolves into a candy store assortment of licorice, vanilla and cherry Jolly ranchers. The bright acidity that lingers is refreshing and balanced.
53% Mourvedre 42% Grenache 5% Syrah, 20% New French oak Barrels, 80% neutral oak