2016 Ledge Adams Ranch
2016 Adams Ranch Vineyard
86% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 3% Roussanne
Paso Robles, Willow Creek AVA
93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
We first planted the Estate Vineyard in 2005, one of the few Willow Creek AVA sites with sandy loam, clay, terra rosa and rocky sandstone soils. As a result the wine has a distinctive, almost coastal nuance. Many have compared this wine to a Saint Joseph wine, with prominent notes of rasberry and white pepper. This is a coferment (the different varietals were fermented together) and the Syrah included 50% whole bunch fermentation. This is the first year we included fruit from our Roussanne vines, adding floral aromatics and additional structure.
This wine was wild fermented and never racked, spending 20 months on gross lees in once used French oak.