Le Mistral, Joseph's Blend Single Vineyard Monterey County 2017
Monterey County, California Red blend of 64% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: Began by Joseph Phelps, Le Mistral pays homage to the intense wind that blows from the Mediterranean, similar to the daily wind that roars from the Pacific Ocean through our vines each afternoon. This maritime influence is key to the beautiful, layered flavor development of our grapes. New world fruit in an old world style. Hold onto your hat.
Joseph’s Blend is juicy, spicy, and well structured thanks to a subtle addition of Petite Sirah. Fruit forward with luscious notes of cherry and raspberry, the bouquet opens to reveal black pepper, cured meat, and Herb de Provence with rich and creamy vanilla and toasty crème brûlée to round out the spiciness.