A classic blend of Southern Rhône varietals that pays homage not only to Vincenzo & Segundo Picchetti, who established their iconic winery in 1896, but also to Grant & Cameron, whose family took over the stewardship 20 years ago. This vintage is made up of 60% Grenache & 40% Syrah sourced from two small vineyards nestled between the Santa Lucia and Gabilan Mountains in Monterey County. Strong winds, abundant sun, and scarce rainfall give this region one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California, producing wines with remarkable aromatic and textural complexity. Just like a great thriller, this 2016 will take you on a wild ride with countless twists and turns, culminating in a brooding, and immensely satisfying finish. It is blessed with powerful aromas of crème de cassis, dried violets and incense; a gorgeous mouthfeel; and layered flavors of boysenberry, ripe cherries, and cocoa powder. There’s ample body and structure for serious aging, but who can wait? Pop the cork today and enjoy it with all your favorite winter comfort foods, rich tomato-based dishes and pungent cheeses.
A suave marriage of depth and vivacity!