Law Estate Wines The Nines 2014
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
|Brand||Law Estate Wines|
The 2014 The Nines is not just a wine; it’s a statement piece. From the popping of its cork, to the unveiling of its garnet rim, its richness will not be forgotten. The nose features a cinched bouquet of lavender, roses and autumn leaves. Cranberry and black cherry paired with the spices from the oak profile, make this wine seamless and satisfying from front to back. The continuous finish on this wine over the next 15 years will make it not just a Nine, but a ten.
The 2014 The Nines (100% Grenache from the estate vineyard) is a sensational effort, and up with the finest I've tasted from the estate. Kirsch, black raspberries, spice and dried wild herbs all emerge from this opulent, silky, layered beauty that expands on the palate, has sweet, yet present tannin and a great finish. Hats off to the team for this beauty! This cuvée was fermented in concrete and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and French oak
Produced from 100% Grenache, the 2014 The Nines has a medium garnet-purple color and a slightly closed nose of black forest cake, wild blueberries, tar and exotic spices with touches of garrigue, underbrush and wild thyme plus a hint of Sichuan pepper. Very big, full-bodied, concentrated and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it has bags of red and black fruit supported by plush tannins, finishing long and spicy.
A powerfully scented, complex bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, cherry preserves, five-spice powder, vanilla and smoky minerals. Stains the palate with sweet red and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show a surprisingly light touch for their heft. Supple, slow-building tannins gently frame the broad, smoke-tinged finish, which hangs on with strong, floral-dominated persistence.