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2017 MAHA Understory, MAGNUM

2017 MAHA Understory, MAGNUM

65% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan, certified organic and biodynamic.

Grenache occupies 6 acres here at the MAHA. Understory features Grenache from two of our three Grenache blocks. Fanny’s block, on the south facing slope directly above the winery, is planted to a Spanish clone that brings bright fruits and structure. Jack Rabbit block is planted to a French clone and sits at a slightly lower elevation with south east exposure This clone is known for it’s complexity and savoriness. Mourvèdre compliments the Grenache with its darker fruit profile and lower acidity. A bit of Carignan adds a distinct umami component that takes things to the next level. The ruby red slippers color is the first sign that says “I don’t think we’re are in Kansas anymore”. A ethereal bouquet of licorice, camphor, cherry Luden’s, dried flowers, and nori flows into a seamless beauty sporting intensity and fine tannins. It has you clicking your heels until the bottle is gone! Drink 2020-2033

"Glistening ruby. Energetic, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of ripe red/blue fruits are complicated by suggestions of succulent herbs and pungent flowers. Broad and fleshy on entry, then more taut in the midpalate, offering juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a suggestion of five-spice powder. Finishes very long and subtly sweet, with slow-building tannins, a touch of smokiness and repeating spice and floral character." 96 pts - Vinous Media

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Vintage 2017
Varietal Grenache
Appellation Paso Robles