This exciting new wine showcases for the first time Rhone fruit from another vineyard site, in addition to our own Estate fruit. This wine features 100% Syrah with 50% from our TH Vineyard, Paso Robles Willow Creek District AVA, and 50% from Bassetti Vineyard, SLO County AVA, a coastal vineyard site near the meeting of the Highway 46 and the Highway 1. The heavily marine influenced Bassetti Syrah brings white pepper and olive tapenade to blend beautifully with the bright, powerful fruit and elegant tannins from our Estate Syrah.This extremely limited production wine will be available exclusively to our wine club members.
The word image for L’envol is a take off, or a bird taking flight. For us, this image has multiple meanings. This is our first attempt at taking flight and working with Rhone varietals from a different climate and terrior outside of our own Estate. Additionally, this wine represents our, now official, Lead Winemaker Phil LaMontagne spreading his wings and creating a new wine (Terry is taking on the consulting winemaker position). We’ve also incorporated this word image into the striking label.