2018 LEDGE James Berry Vineyard
2018 James Berry Vineyard
55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Roussanne
Paso Robles, WIllow Creek AVA
One of the true blessings of beginning our career at James Berry Vineyard is being able to include this rare wine in our portfolio. This lot of stunning fruit is all fermented together with 50% whole cluster inclusion. The wine was wild fermented and aged in a combination of large format neutral and New French oak for 20 months.
The 2018 James Berry Vineyard is certainly in the same league as the 2017 (and 2016) and offers a stunning array of dark berry fruits, ground herbs, excotic flowers, and assorted background meatiness. With medium to full-bodied richness, a distinct sappiness, beautiful tannins, and a monster finish, this singular beauty is got to need 3-4 years of bottle age, but it's an incredible wine in the making. Jeb Dunnuck 95-97.