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2016 LA RATA
The 2016 La Rata sourced fruit from Armada, En Cerise and La Paciencia Vineyard. The blend is 59% Grenache, 31% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. 146 cases produced.
"95 Points. The 2016 La Rata checks in as a blend of 59% Grenache, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. Reminding me of a Grand Cru Burgundy with its thrilling tart cherry, spring flowers, forest floor, and smoked meat aromas and flavors, it’s medium-bodied, ultra-pure, seamless, and just gorgeously polished and silky. This was fermented with 60% stems and brought up in a mix of neutral demi-muids and stainless steel." —Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
"94 Points. Intense, grenache flowers and red fruit lead the nose with some iron-like, cabernet influence, as well as cassis. The palate is more about the cabernet and syrah with a spine of structure, carrying still quite lacy, red and blue fruit. Quite unique. A blend of 59% grenache, 31% cabernet sauvignon and 10% syrah. Very drinkable with such pure flavors. Drink or hold." —James Suckling, jamessuckling.com