High Road, James Berry Vyd, 2014, 750 ml

High Road, James Berry Vyd, 2014, 750 ml

50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache

"Blackberries, pepper, licorice and spring flower nuances all flow from this medium to full-bodied, elegant, grippy and energetic red. It shines for its purity and elegance."

91-94 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

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High Road is always a blend of our best barrels off of James Berry Vineyard located in the Willow Creek District on the west side of Paso Robles.  This vineyard is notable for it’s south west exposures and elevations down in the coastal fog zone allowing for long slower ripening.  The Smith family is among the most progressive growers in the region and we are both thrilled and flattered to be one of the few wineries with acreage under contract here.

High Road was fermented with 80% whole clusters and aged in a combination of new and neutral oak. This wine exhibits a beautiful not quite opaque magenta in the glass. Bright focused aromatics of red stone fruits, underbrush, and cocoa transcend to a generous palate of macerated plums and brown sugar crusted berry crumble. The savory notes and texture of High Road always requires the most patience in the cellar but returns that patience in spades. Drink 2016-2028

Vintage 2014
Varietal Shiraz
Appellation Paso Robles
Alcohol % 15