2016 Sonoma County "The Integral" Red Wine

53% Syrah
47% Mourvèdre

pH: 3.67
T.A.: 5.9 g/L
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 519

Whooo-eeee!  We’re totally diggin’ this wine!  It clearly says “I’m from California” but it also possesses an old-world aesthetic.  Composed of 53% Syrah and 47% Mourvèdre, both varieties were picked simultaneously on October 1st.  The Mourvèdre was added to tank first, completely as whole cluster, while the Syrah was fully destemmed and added on top.  Twenty-eight days on the skins.  Nineteen percent new French oak.  Bottled unfined, unfiltered and un-freakin’-believably delicious.

Sonoma County "The Integral" Red Wine

Tasting Note:

Medium-dark to dark ruby-purple.  A highly perfumed bouquet of smoked meats, mulberry, black olive, and spring flowers.  I could sniff this all day!  On the palate, medium-full bodied with flavors of black fruits, earth, and savory spice.  Finishes quite long with authoritative but polished tannins.  I love this wine now for the aromatic fireworks but believe its best lies ahead.  Enjoy from 2023 to 2033.

Suggested Retail: $47
Release Date: November 2018