BLEND: 91% Syrah, 9% Grenache
"Discovery is constant, we're finding all these special vineyards and blocks, and I've always called them pearls in my mind." - Eric Jensen.
This inaugural vintage of Perl comes predominantly from the Booker estate, with contributions from two of our favorite westside sites: Catapult and Moonsprings. The individual lots were destemmed, fermented in stainless steel and aged in 50 percent new French oak barrels. Aromas of cured meat, black olive, black pepper, graphite and clove reveal undertones of violets and raspberry coulis. Full, round, mouth-coating lushness is framed by assertive gravelly tannins, all unfolding into a long, lingering finish.
For fans of Perl, we would suggest trying our blends Oublié or Vertigo!