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The 2018 La Rata sourced fruit from Armada, En Cerise and La Paciencia Vineyard. The blend is 54% Grenache, 36% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. 164 cases produced.
"96 Points. The 2018 La Rata red wine is a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, blend of 54% Grenache, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Syrah made by Cayuse Assistant Vigneronne Elizabeth Bourcier... The nose is hedonistic with black cherry cordial, Hoisin sauce, Umami, orange rind, white truffle shavings and white pepper with shades of smoked bacon fat... The palate shows a great degree of freshness with beautiful finesse and a great core of red and dark fruits that mingle with the earthy undertones of the wine. This version is geared a touch more towards weight than the 2017 edition. Truly outstanding to savor at the moment, the 2018 La Rata will cellar well over the next decade." — Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com