This is my go-to wine for so many food and wine pairings. Our Tres is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre and that combination makes it very versatile for pairing and delicious for just drinking! The 2018 starts out with high-tone Bing cherry notes, sandalwood, dried orange rind, violets, and a touch of white pepper. The palate is filled with juicy red cherry and plum, raspberry cordial, and all-spice. The palate is round and full and the finish is light and bright, leaving you yearning for another sip.
2018 was a spectacular vintage in Dry Creek Valley and in Sonoma County. Our three varietals picked for our GSM blend were no exceptions to this. The moderately wet winter led into a great bloom and set. The set was fairly large this year overall, which we managed with a little extra fruit dropping and thinning on these varietals. The growing season was temperate and allowed for a really long hang time for the most of our varietals.
The grapes for our Tres blend were picked, fermented and aged separately. We picked each variety by hand, sorted by hand, then de-stemmed and gently crushed each lot. Each of the varieties was fermented in a stainless steel open top tank, cold soaked for 3-5 days then inoculated and punched down 2-3 times per day. After fermentation, the wines were put to neutral oak barrels and aged for 15 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
140 cases made