2015 Beyond Category
34% Tempranillo, 27% Carignan, 25% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache - $75
The ever-evolving Beyond Category has now taken a more focused approach behind its lead varietal, Tempranillo. Inspired by the rich and silky Rioja wines of Spain, this Spanish blend is texturally interesting and highlights rural feelings of leather, sweet tobacco, sage and lavender. The cascade of freshness and brilliant fruit, garnered by the estate’s limestone soil, sweeps the palate with compliments of caramel and spice from the 42% new French oak used during aging.
37% Grenache, 36% Mourvèdre, 27% Syrah - $75
Sagacious, as complex as the dirt it’s grown in, channels southern Rhone vibes and a romantic Old World-like structure. More than ten blocks of varying Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre clones are used to capture the vineyard’s individuality. Mourvèdre is the obvious key player, conveying notes of savory charcuterie and dried herbs. The Grenache’s pop of bright acidity and the Syrah’s pepper notes create an incredibly round structure. With only 28% new French oak in barrel, foudre and puncheon, Sagacious is significantly advanced in its fruit profile.
2015 First Tracks
60% Petit Verdot, 30% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - $75
The 2015 First Tracks is a power lifter from the ground up. Our limestone soils have created the perfect stage in which the Petit Verdot from our property can be truly expressive and artistic. This caramel and blackberry Bordeaux-inspired medley throws a curve ball with its captivating integration of black cherry and dark violet notes from the Syrah. With such tremendous aging potential, we encourage you to tuck this wine away in your cellar and enjoy in the next 10-15 years.