Nose

Pure aromatics of strawberry compote, ripe blackberry, cherry pie, bramble and garrigue as well as a light touch of cracked pepper jump from the glass.

Palate

The Grenache base brings new freshness and detail to the palate, but with the deep, hedonistic flavors and powerful finish that lovers of Ritual have come to expect.

Growing Conditions

Times change, and the show must go on! For the first time, Mourvèdre is notably absent from the Ritual blend. The vines were pulled out in 2015, but the upside is we now have old vine Charbono from Frediani Vineyard in the mix! The wine has turned out splendidly with an exciting clarity and focus that is just plain gorgeous. This vintage has been allocated.

Bottling

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Winemaking

1901 Carignane vines and 1939 Petite Sirah from Alfred Frediani Vineyard