Refugio Ranch Vineyards Escondrijo 2017
Aged in concrete and a combination of large format (400L, 300L puncheons) and small format barrels (228L) with 100% French oak, roughly 25% new.
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, floral aromatics and lower pH. Being a heavier soil it also lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Harvest Dates: Multiple passes between Sep. 14th and Oct. 23rd
TA: 5.1 g/L
Bottled: March 25th, 2019
Cases Produced: 369
Wine Enthusiast – “Deliciously gamy on the nose, this blend of 50% Grenache, 43% Syrah and 7% Petite Sirah offers aromas of roasted pork shank in black-raspberry sauce, dusted by white pepper and rosemary. The palate is quite savory as well, with roasted lamb in a boysenberry, fennel and black-pepper stew.” (94 Pts)