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2011 "PICKPOCKET"

GRENACHE

2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Westside Paso Robles
Aging
22 months in 43% neutral French barriques, 30% nuetral French puncheons, 20% second fill French barriques and 7% new French barriques
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2011 Pickpocket is seemingly born from the sense of dense fog and suspense of an English ghost story of the moor: biting blackberry brambles, peat, opium pipe, lavender, ancient liturgical incense, hard ridden saddle leather and slate. The horse bolts at the sight of a dim figure on a crag: fresh peeled cinnamon bark, broken cherry skin, clove oil, and tense rolling tannins, that let herald the beast returning to the unknown.
Vineyard Notes
40% Grenache (362 and 136 clones) from Alta Colina Vineyard, 30% Grenache (Alban and Tablas clones) from Derby Westside, 25% Grenache (Noir clone) from Pipestone Vineyard and 5% Mourvedre (clone 369) from Alta Colina Vineyard.
Production
11 barrels
Other Notes
Decant for two hours, serve slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 8-10 years.