2019 VERTIGO MAGNUM
BLEND: 48% Syrah, 47% Mourvèdre, 3% Grenache, 2% Viognier
Vertigo is our Syrah-heavy "G-S-M". It is spicy, structured, and always performs. The name is a nod to the steepness of the hillside on our estate where we grow the fruit for this wine. Mourvèdre and Syrah share the lead role in the 2019 incarnation of Vertigo as seen in the deep and brooding appearance. Just a touch of Viognier (cofermented with Syrah) ensures aromatic complexity with layers of jasmine and ginger snaps floating on a sea of blue and blackberries below. The palate offers deep flavors of plum, mixed berry, and toasted caramel with an exceptionally long, pleasurable finish. In 2019 there was a concerted effort to show more spice through stem inclusion. This is such a fun, beautiful wine that can be paired with food but is also perfectly acceptable to drink alone chilling by the fire.
For fans of Vertigo we would also suggest trying Fracture or Tempranillo!