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2016 Escondrijo

2016 Escondrijo
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93 points - Vinous
91 points - Wine Enthusiast

This inviting proprietary blend of 55% Grenache, 39% Syrah and 8% Petite Sirah offers stunning aromatics with black raspberry, cranberry, Indian spices, and candied violet.  Seamless and energetic on the palate, offering red and dark berry flavors that expand within a frame of harmonious tannins finishing with tenacity and focus.  A lovely wine to drink now and watch as it develops in the glass, and it will certainly age gracefully for another decade.  Aged for 18 months in a combination of concrete and large format French oak barrels, 300L hogshead and 400L puncheons, of which 10% new.

Technical Information

Soil Types: Linne Clay Loam - this whitish gray soil contains limestone pieces beginning 18”-24” below the surface. The presence of limestone captures and preserves the freshness in this wine, and being a heavier soil lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Santa Lucia Clay Loam - This soil lends itself to brighter, oral aromatics and lower pH. Being a heavier soil it also lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel. 

Harvest Dates: Multiple passes between September 12th – October 7th

Alcohol: 15.1%

pH: 3.88

TA: 5.1 g/L

Bottling Date: March 16th, 2018

Cases Produced: 324

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Santa Ynez
Alcohol %