Westside Paso Robles
28 months in French barriques, 20% new, 20% second fill, 60% neutral
The 2009 Pickpocket Grenache is built like a cage fighter with a background in ballet, it’s full of power and grace. Brawny scents of cherries and cream, bread pudding, fig and cinnamon stick are deftly supported by a lithe palate of bright cola, mince meat, broken branch and kirsch. The elegant palate is sustained with an herb driven finish and ripe, chalky tannins.
20% Pipestone - Grenache, 40% Derby - Grenache, 40% Alta Colina - Grenache
11 barrels produced
Decant 1-2 hours. Drink slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 6-10 years.