2019 Fool's Errand
22 months in French oak: 25% new, 11% second fill, 64% neutral
Attempting to block out the voices of the cynics, you traipse further into the woods. The forest air smells of cedar, framboise and coffee dust. The dirt path has been steep and now leads you past a small stream lined with river rocks. You pause there to sip cherry juice and catch your breath. You will find it. As you push yourself forward, scents of cinnamon and shortbread waft your direction. Then you spot it. There’s a faint light on the horizon.
27% Bien Nacido Vineyards, 24% Alta Mesa, 13% Derby block 4A, 12% Old Potrero, 12% Alta Colina, 8% Derby block 4C, 3% Spanish Springs, 1% Jespersen.
33% whole cluster fermentation
Serving Recommendation: Decant 2+ hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (55-60F). Aging Potential: 5-9 years.