Slacker Wines 2016 'Stereotype' Rhone Blend, Paso Robles
Item Number: 11729
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Grape(s): 70% Grenache / 25% Syrah / 5% Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 850
Vineyard Sources: Linne Calodo Estate Ranch and G2 Vineyard; both in the Willow Creek District
2016 Vintage Notes from Vinous 9/2018: “Trevisan’s 2016s display the usual depth of flavor and velvety texture for which his wines are known, but they also show an element of aromatic freshness and detail as well as energy on the palate that makes them extremely pleasant to drink, even now.”
Harvest Method: By Hand
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were sorted by hand via a two-tiered sorting system (whole cluster sorting followed by individual berry sorting). The Grenache fermented 25% whole cluster in a closed-top concrete fermenter. The Syrah and Mourvèdre were destemmed and fermented whole berry in open-top stainless steel tanks. Twice daily punch downs and/or pump overs helped to maximize flavor extraction. A basket press was used to extract the juice.
Aging: Maturation occurred for 12 months in two 3,000-liter 3-year-old French oak foudres. The foudres hold the equivalent of 11 regular-sized barrels. The larger vessel results in a more delicate oak inclusion because of the lessened volume of wine against the surface area of oak. Thicker staves on the barrel mean less oxygen exposure for the wine, giving it a fresher and more lively flavor.