This is possibly our best Leaf-Stone yet! Filled with savory notes of smoke, cured meats, licorice, tobacco, dark berries (blueberry, blackberry, currant), cocoa, and pepper spice.The mouthfeel is weighty yet smooth, swirling with tobacco, dark fruits, and a hint of tart red fruit.The finish is dry with fine tannins and fresh herbs.
Blend: 100% Syrah
18 months in oak barrels, 40% new, 60% used
2020 was a very, very nice growing year. We experienced our biggest harvest ever due to our recent plantings yielding fruit. We believe the quality of the 2020 is better than 2019 (which was also superb!) and that the reds are showing lovely concentration although maybe not as concentrated (or as huge) as the 2019s. We were able to make our Crumbling Rock, Leaf Stone, and other premium reds as well as bring back customer favorites like Rolling Hills and Viento. Cheers to a very solid year: good concentration, very nice wines.