Tribe 2011

Tribe 2011

Carignane 33%, Grenache Noir 18%, Petite Sirah 16%, 
Mourvedre 16%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Syrah 8%

AROMA
 
dried kelp, shitake mushrooms, marmite, root vegetable reduction
 

FLAVOR

beef stock, dried plums, wild thyme

FOOD PAIRINGS

braised free range chicken with shallots & morel mushrooms, chestnuts & baby carrots, grilled pork tenderloin with cherry chutney

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The Tribe is a small production, non-traditional blend, differing each year, and designed to showcase the best barrels from our cellar.  A challenging 2011 vintage with record April frosts and a cool summer gave us low yields and expanded our sourcing beyond the boundaries of our west Paso Robles Estate vineyards. 

Five Rhône varieties make up this year’s blend with a small amount of Cabernet Franc to represent the Bordeaux family.  Still exhibiting a reticent, youthful personality, the wine is strongly influenced by low yield Carignan, where it contributes grip and black fruit concentration.  

This year’s “Tribe” tacks leeward toward the 5th taste, umami, with a focus on savory sensations. Open and aerate for a couple of hours for current drinking.  At its best in two to three years, the Tribe blend can be cellared thru 2018.   


VINEYARD DETAILS
AVA: Central Coast
Vineyards: Adelaida Estate Vineyards & neighboring 
Central Coast Vineyards

COOPERAGE & DATA
Barrel aged 22 months in 100% French oak; 50% New 
Harvest dates: 9/26/11 thru 11/10/11
Alcohol: 15.5%
Unfined.

VINTAGE DETAILS
Varieties: Carignane 33%, Grenache Noir 18%, Petite Sirah 16%, 
Mourvedre 16%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Syrah 8%
Cases: 290
Release date: February 2014
CA suggested retail: $40

 

Wine Specs

Vintage 2011
 

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