2010 Beautiful Earth Magnum
Terra Bella and Luna Matta Vineyards lie in the Adelaida region of Paso Robles. Blessed with the region’s famous limestone soils and excellent climate, the vineyards produce exceptional Syrah and Grenache. Shadow Canyon Vineyards is located in the tiny York Mountain AVA in Templeton, 8 miles from the coast. The cool sea influence, careful clone, and root-stock selection combine with minimal yields to produce complex and concentrated Syrahs.
The components of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre were fermented in small open top bins with 30% whole clusters included. The wine spent 15-20 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 16 months in a combination of 228 and 265-liter barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Blackberry, blueberry, tar, crude oil, dark chocolate, hints of black tea, cranberry, mint oil, teriyaki/soy, big tannins, and big acid. Pure and driven, awesome structure.