Closeout RABBLE 2019 TOOTH & NAIL THE STAND PETITE SIRAH BLEND
LABELSTORY:These are our blended wines; bold, unconventional & unapologetic. The Tooth & Nail labels are John James Audubon originals; beasts of the early 1830s fighting “Tooth & Nail” to survive. Here Audubon depicts the brave boar protecting its den. No matter if one falls, there will always be another to STAND sentinel.
Bordered by the Estrella river in Paso Robles, Tolliver Ranch features well- drained, sandy-gravely soils that are acidic due to the presence of decomposed granite, unlike most soil profiles in the Paso Robles region. Conditions at the site are ideal for big red vineyard's soils, and utilize the long growing season. The combination of terroir and a slow and steady growing ripening season builds complexity of flavors in the wine.
WINEMAKER'S TASTING NOTES:
Bold notes of ripe black cherry, plum and mission fig with just a faint note of violet flowers coming from the 1% Viognier. The mouthfeel is rich and lush with dense black fruit and dark chocolate on the palate. Warm spice notes of nutmeg and clove add to the layers of complexity while the tannins add both concentration and depth to the lingering finish.