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2019 MAHA Understory, MAGNUM, $248

2019 MAHA Understory, MAGNUM, $248

46% Grenache, 31% Mourvèdre, 23% Carignan

Each year Understory gets a bit closer to equal parts Grenache, Mourvèdre  and Carignan. These grapes work so well together here, as they do in other parts of the world like Priorat, Roussillon, and the Languedoc. Now at 7 and 8 years old, the vines have settled into their home allowing for co-fermentation and stem inclusion to find their way into MAHA fermentation protocols. A vibrant ruby red. Highly perfumed with notes of raspberries, steeped cherries, orange peel and toasted fennel. Pluot, cherry pit, smoked nori and north African spices transcend to an elegant and precise palate with amazing length. This wine is destined for greatness with several years of cellaring. Think grand cru Burgundy with more flavor and complexity! Drink 2022-2035

"The 2019 Understory is a Grenache-based blend matured for 19 months in barrel. Pale ruby-purple, it offers very pretty blueberry compote and wild berry preserves plus nuances of licorice, forest floor and blood orange. The palate is bright and delicate, with transparent fruits, a flourish of spicy accents and a long, mineral-tinged finish." 96 pts - Wine Advocate

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Vintage 2019
Varietal Grenache
Appellation Paso Robles
Alcohol % 14