Torrin Vineyard Maven 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
Moving to the 2016s, all of which were tasted out of barrel, the 2016 The Maven is mostly Grenache yet has 8% Mourvèdre in the blend. Reminding me of the Châteauneuf du Pape Pure cuvée from Barroche, this brilliant effort boasts awesome notes of kirsch, black raspberries, ground pepper, and crushed flower, full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate, and a layered, seamless texture. Don’t miss it.