The Royal Nonesuch Farm
2017 Red

Notes: This is the wine we set out to make when we planted the Royal Nonesuch Farm. It is suspenseful — with an elegant and sultry nose but a powerful and luscious texture. An absolutely stunning bouquet of violets, raspberries, black pepper and anise introduce this seductive wine. The palate swaggers with flavors of blackberry, cocoa, chaparral and lavender as it evolves into a seamless, round, yet bright finish that lasts for days (if we could just keep from drinking it all tonight).

Blend: 48% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Graciano, 2% Clairette Blanche

Vineyard: 100% Estate – York Mountain.

Fermentation: Cold soaked for 7 days with twice daily pumpovers, then wild fermented in concrete tanks and foudre with daily pumpovers or delestages. 17 days of total maceration. Fermented with 40% whole clusters. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged for 18 months in used 500L, 320L and 225L barrels.

Alc: 14.8% | pH: 3.82 | TA: 5.6 g/l

Bottling Date: April 2nd, 2019

Cases Produced: 327

SRP: $55

 
 
 
 
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2016 Red

Released Fall 2018

Notes: This powerhouse wine offers up an intoxicating nose of crushed violets, peppercorns, blackberries and seared ribeye. Flavors of blueberries, black licorice and espresso give way to a full-bodied, seamless and gorgeously textured mid-palate. This is a wine of great complexity and power, but also of purity and nuance – And while it is drinking fantastic now, it will benefit from a few years in your cellar.

Blend: 50% Syrah, 30% Graciano, 20% Grenache

Vineyard: 100% Estate – York Mountain.

Fermentation: Cold soaked for 7-days with twice daily pumpovers, then wild fermented in concrete tanks with twice daily delestages. 3-week total maceration. Fermented 25% whole cluster. Unfiltered.

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged for 22 months in neutral 500L oak puncheons.

Alc: 14.6% | pH: 3.67 | TA: 6.2 g/l

Bottling Date: June 1st, 2018

Cases Produced: 136

SRP: $55