2014 L. Preston

Field Notes

Winemaker Matt Says
This is the 15th release of our popular red Rhone blend, L Preston. While the cepage changes slightly vintage to vintage, this is always a Syrah-centric blend. It probably comes as no surprise to most people as we have an enduring relationship with this variety. Given the warm growing season for 2014, albeit with moderate temps for most of August, we had a considerable crop this vintage with intensely colored grapes and abundant natural acidity.
The 2014 L Preston opens with aromas of black tea, figs and peat with an undertone reminiscent of a well-stocked humidor.This elegant version will reward in the long term for at least 5 to 10 years.

55% Syrah, 23% Mourvedre, 11% Grenache,
7% Cinsault, 4% Carignane
14.0% Alcohol
TA 6.7 gm/L
pH 3.38
total So2 71 ppm

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF) and our farming practices follow the tenets of Rudolph Steiner. Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria.

Bottling Date: 02/17/2016
Release Date: 09/12/2016
Cases Produced: 1052
Aging Potential: 7-9 years from vintage
Retail Price: $36


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