Saxum Terry Hoage Vineyard 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The 2017 Terry Hoage Vineyard is a prettier, more complex wine and has lots of raspberries, blackberries, and blood orange notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant profile on the palate. It was slightly more open and sexy prior to bottling, and I expect it will show more opulence with 2-3 years of bottle age.
Brilliant magenta. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, incense, candied flowers and Moroccan spices. Stains the palate with sappy Chambord, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that take a spicy turn on the back half. Blends power and elegance with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and gently tannic, with resonating florality and a sweet touch of mocha.
Plump, vibrant and supple, with multilayered raspberry, peppery bacon fat and crushed stone accents that build structure toward polished tannins. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2029. 240 cases made.