The Aglianico comes from a beautifully farmed, certified organic vineyard in Westside Paso Robles on Peachy Canyon Road. Set squarely in Rhone varietal and Zinfandel country, Luna Matta Vineyard also grows a good number of Italian varieties. And Aglianico really shines here. It ripens late and loves the heat.
The grapes were crushed by foot and fermented without destemming or inoculation. After fermentation, the wine was pressed to neutral barriques and aged for 3 years without racking.
Opaque black color. Powerful spicy aromas of cedar, huckleberry, and oiled leather. As always this wine is densely aromatic and massively structured with concentrated fruit and finely wraught tannins. Yet it somehow retains a graceful balance between its intensity and freshness.