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2016 Portolan Founder's Collection

With full-bodied texture and depth of flavor, the 2016 Portolan is bold as it is generous. The 90/10 blend of Syrah and Grenache for the 2016 edition features a dark inky hue that suggests a brooding profile. But with a swift and vigorous swirl it opens up brimming with plum sauce, boysenberries, and dried cranberries soon joined by blackberries and black olives at the lively and flowy mid-palate. Star anise, green peppercorns, and mesquite trail pleasantly on the periphery.  Soothing acidity and receptive tannins ease into a seamless and persistent finish.

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2016 Portolan Founder's Collection
Winemaker Notes
Portolan is our Winemaker Wildcard wine. We hand pick the best barrels of the Rhone varieties from the vintage and put something special together. For the 2015 vintage our Portolan is 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache from our Estate Vineyard in the El Pomar District of Paso Robles.We age this wine for 19 months in 35% new French Oak and 35% new Hungarian oak and bottle age for over a year before release.
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Rhone Blend
Acid
.61
pH
3.81
Aging
Enjoy now or cellar through 2025
Fermentation
100% Malolactic Fermentation
Residual Sugar
.037
Alcohol %
15.20
Map of RBZ GSM vineyard blocks