103 cases produced. 2017 Fall Release.
JebDunnuck regional report. 97 Points.
The 2014 James Berry Vineyard (61% Grenache and 39% Syrah completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 300- and 400-liter barrels) comes from unquestionably one of the great sites of California. It offers a sensational bouquet of cassis, crushed violets, licorice, toasted bread and spice. With full-bodied richness, thrilling purity, and a finish that won't quit, it plays in the more forward, supple style of the vintage - with plenty of heady richness - yet still shines for its purity and elegance. It's hard to resist today, but will keep for a decade.
Winemaker comments: Amazing wine from an amazing vineyard. The Grenache is special here and it's great to see it as the foundation of this blend. The Syrah adds richness and depth and has a touch of Roussanne interplanted which adds just a touch of floral intrigue. Aged in French oak in one 400L puncheon and two 300L barrels for 18 months. Racked just before bottling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, additional 16 months in bottle prior to release Fall 2017.