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2017 Watchtower

Rhone blend
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$60 per bottle
buy 12 bottles and receive a 15% case discount

These grapes come from two vineyards in the Willow Creek District. Paper Street vineyard is at a high elevation and very rugged, and only 6 years old it is getting more complex with each vintage. Paper Street vineyard combined with our very own Barton Estate Vineyard, which is producing amazing 20-year old fruit, this wine is a powerhouse. The Watchtower is rich and complex that will get smoother with age. Aromas and flavors of Luxardo cherries, kirsch brandy, and ripe red raspberries. Hints of blueberries, candied plums, and sarsaparilla round out the pallet. Drink now or over the next 7-9 years.

Blend
66% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre
Vineyards
Barton Estate Vineyard & Paper Street Vineyard, Willow Creek District
Harvest Dates
September 2017
Approx. Brix at Harvest
25-27
Processing / Aging / Barrel Program
20% whole cluster on the Mourvèdre and some of the Grenache and fermented in stainless steel tanks until dry. A 3-day cold soak with an additional 15 days of skin contact in a combination of stainless steel fermenters. All native malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
April 1, 2019
Cases Produced
134
Alcohol
14.7%
pH
3.55
TA
6.7 g/L
RS
.7 g/L
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