2014 Hail Mary
In 2011, we’d picked the final 7 tons of Syrah, rain was forecast for the following day...and our destemmer broke. We had 14 bins of Syrah and no way to crush it. With no alternative, we dumped the fruit into two open top fermenters--stems and all. A few weeks later we opened the bottom valves, only to be blown away by the most floral, exhilarating aromas imaginable. The flavors followed suit and the wine became an instant staff and consumer favorite. Only one name seemed even remotely appropriate: Hail Mary.
- Aroma: Blue Fruit, Roasting Herbs, Pencil Shaving, Berry Thicket.
- Flavor: Textured Berry, Tapenade, Sage, Roast Meat.
- Mouthfeel: Bright Acid, Full Body, Fine Grained Tannins
2012: 94pts Antonio Galloni & 92pts Robert Parker
2013: 94pts Antonio Galloni & 93pts Wine Enthusiast