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2017 The Story

2017 The Story
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SKU: 17STORY

This Grenache-dominated blend shows finesse and balance in its youth. Varietals are grown in the Willow Creek District on the westside of Paso Robles. The terroir is of a higher elevation, calcareous and limestone-rich with strong oceanic influences from the Pacific. The vineyards thrive with a diurnal shift in temperature of up to 30 °F from morning to night during the growing season. The interplay of this region’s minerality, fruit-forward flavor, acidity and spicy aroma is of incredible note. 

Ratings

“The Story offers a ripe, sweet nose of plums, bay leaf, incense, and candied blood orange. This carries to a medium to full-bodied blend that's fruit-forward and has ripe, polished tannins, a good mid-palate, and a solid finish.” - 91 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes

Aromas of sweet and spice dance back-and-forth in this Grenache blend. The Story is all about smooth versatility while offering a full body that will burst with flavors of berry tart and ripe red fruit. The finish is both extended and with a touch of baking spice. Pleasureful and extremely food-friendly.

Winemaking

Varietals were handpicked in September and October at the peak of flavor ripeness and phenolic maturity. Grapes were carefully cluster sorted, 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After a cold maceration, élevage included daily punchdowns, pumpovers and délestage. The wine rested for 20 months in 80% once-used French oak and 20% neutral French oak before being bottled on June 11, 2019.

Food Pairings

Rosemary lamb chops
Rabbit, chorizo and gigante bean cassoulet
Moroccan chicken tagine
Traditional Spanish paella
Aged cheese and charcuterie

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
83% Grenache, 17% Syrah
Appellation
Willow Creek District
Harvest Date
September and October 2017
Acid
6
pH
3.6
Aging
20 months in 80% once-used and 20% neutral French oak
Fermentation
Fermented in stainless steel
Bottling Date
June 11, 2019
Alcohol %
15.1
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