2019 ESPÉRANCE ESTATE GROWN
This rich red is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre. It was given a more serious winemaking regimen with a bit more new oak. This vintage favored the later ripening Grenache and Mourvèdre that makes up the largest part of this blend, so this bottling ranks among the best Espérance that we have ever released. All the extra ground work that now makes up our standard operating practices help to yield a rich, concentrated wine with aromas and flavors of ultra-ripe strawberries, black cherries, and blueberries, mixed in with the spiciness of cinnamon and vanilla from the toasty new French Oak.