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2013 The Tentacle,
Red Wine, North Coast, California

75% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise


The latest offering of The Tentacle was sustainably grown with yields kept to a minimum and harvested for maximum flavor and ripeness. The Tentacle is a blend of Syrah from Papagani Vineyards in Contra Costa County and Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Counoise from David Girard Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills.

The grapes were hand-sorted and destemmed into half-ton macro bins that were then left to cold soak for a period of 4-5 days. Fermentation took place in the bins with a variety of yeasts being used. The must was punched down by hand 3-5 times a day during fermentation. The wine was pressed into oak barrels where it underwent its secondary malolactic fermentation.

The varietals were aged separately in a combination of French and American oak barrels (20% new) for 29 months and then blended together prior to bottling. This one really wraps it’s arms around you! It’s big and juicy with bright fruit flavors, a Syrah influenced nose and a spicy palate. The Tentacle has a good backbone of acidity, gentle, yet firm tannins and a dollop of vanilla on the finish and is best enjoyed with a hearty meal. Beware! Once you are caught in the tentacles of this wonderfully delicious wine, you may have trouble pulling yourself away!

Enjoy now and over the next 3–5 years.

Cases Produced: 329

$19 (750-ml Bottle)

$205 (12 Bottle Case – 10% Discount)

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