Willow Creek District Paso Robles
60 cases, bottled April 2019
Green elements of spearmint and eucalyptus are tempered by cocoa notes. If one tasting note were to define this wine, it would be Andes chocolate mints. The palate tends more towards herbal notes of black tea than it does to fruit. Tight-knit tannins seamlessly mesh with the acid for an immensely satiating, food-friendly wine.
A notoriously difficult grape to work with, often taking years of both barrel aging and bottle rest to resolve the grainy tannin and soften the acidity. This wine spent 3 years in barrel and is only now coming into its stride. While it’s currently drinking well, it will reward after being laid down for 3-5 years, although we don’t expect it to reach its peak for another 10-15 years.