2015 Ritual

The 9th vintage of our Napa pre-prohibition blend has come together beautifully. What is so remarkable about 2015 is the opulence and richness of the vintage without any roasted characteristics. We credit this to the vintage's consistent heat that never reached extreme high temperatures. Fragrant notes of strawberry coulis, ripe lingonberry tart, cardamom and warm, sandy minerality explode from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with richness to spare, and an incredible sense of layered depth. Tannins, as usual for this blend, provide a supporting role but do not dominate, allowing the powerful finish to linger.

  • 30% Grenache, 28% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 18% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah
  • 100% Napa Valley AVA Rhone Blend
  • 1901 Carignane vines and 1939 Petite Sirah from Alfred Frediani Vineyard
  • Unfined and unfiltered
  • 19 barrels produced 475 cases

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