About 2016 Tooth and Nail The Possessor:
Big wine that has settled into a smooth, full bodied, rich with dark berries and a medium long finish. “The blend so bold and striking, it just might possess your soul”
Cherries on your nose, a nice presence, dark violet color, great legs. Earthy and plums. Black cherries finish with a mineral earthy tone. Slight acid and mid range tannins smooth out the middle with a slight pepper spice to finish.
Sourced from Tooth and Nail estate in the Willow Creek District and Chaparral Vineyard in the El Pomar District. The harvesting was done at night.
Harvest Dates: October -November, 2016
Blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah. After night harvesting, each lot was destemmed and fermented separately, Primary fermentation spanned until each lot achieved ideal phenolic composition. After pressing, the wines were barreled down for the balance of fermentation and aging. Bottled unfiltered.
About The Winery:
Founded by grower Rob Murray, Tooth & Nail Wine Company followed a path of true grit and determination to find success in Paso, a tough place to grow grapes and make wine. Rather than battle nature, they bottled it–fighting tooth and nail to create wines they could be proud of. Wines that embrace the elements in the pursuit of excellence. Wines for people who simply love wine.
Today they grow four unique brands of wine. Each is distinctively devised to avoid the dominance of the winemaker’s hand and express the native energy of this region. Led by winemaker Jeremy Leffert, their process accentuates the character of the product instead of obstructing it. The results are wines that are as adaptive and exciting as the journey the winery takes in crafting them.
The Tooth & Nail Squad is the brainchild of owner-winegrower Rob Murray, who worked with local design studio, Ethur Ethur, to create the renegade characters on the labels and to build the imaginary world they live in. Along the way, Jeremy executed his own creative vision for the wine inside the bottle.
Tooth and Nail Wine Company sustainably farms their own grapes and crafts all of their wines in Paso Robles, California.