REASONS 2015 RED EXCUSES
The wine is a deep, dark purple in color and clear.
This wine is rich with dark fruit; Blackberry, Fig, Black Cherry, & Cherry-Cola. It also has layers of vanilla and saddle leather, pipe tobacco and toasty oak.
Mouthfeel is plush and velvety, with good acidity and great balance.
The dark fruit carries through with flavors of cherry and dark plums, to dried black cherries and figs. The structure is smooth and rich, with balanced acidity and will pair nicely with many types of cuisines. The finish is long and generous, with notes of toasty graham cracker, dark dried fruit, and mocha.
A deep, rich, juicy blend of Syrah and Grenache, Excuses was tank fermented and then aged in 100% French oak, 42% new with a mix of neutral and 1-year old barrels. It is 100% ML complete, and was aged for 19 months. It went to bottle unfined and unfiltered.