Black cherry cola color; a sensual buffet of aromatics that includes black fruit compote. White hot charcoal, wood embers and roasted Herbes de Provence, shitake mushrooms and soy sauce.
91 Pts Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Twist of Fate Mourvèdre from Paso Robles, is 100% Mourvèdre aged 16 months in 600-liter puncheons with 100% whole clusters. It hails from a vineyard that long-time readers have probably seen before in this publication-Alta Colina. Loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit, floral notes, medium to full body, good spice, earth and light tannin are all present in this impressively well-endowed, Mediterranean tasting wine that is meant to be drunk in its first 4-5 years of life. Like most Mourvèdres, it hides its 15.2% alcohol brilliantly. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."
Alta Colina Vineyard in Paso Robles is a great hillside vineyard that produced fruit with a real Rhône feel. At 1700 feet, the 55 degree slopes are stressed well producing a deep, dark wine, that like a wild animal, you try to tame.
100% whole cluster, de-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day and foot stomped
Mourvèdre is one of Jeff's passion. It is dark, gamey, earthy, funky, and just purely intoxicating. This grape produces the truffles of wine.