New! Rabble Winery Force of Nature Red Blend
Force of Nature Red Blend
Paso Robles, California
Rob Murray, a grower for many years, recently got into making his own wines and looked to Paso Robles to begin his winemaking career. A lifelong agriculturalist, Rob’s passion is to honor the character of the site, above all else, believing that Nature is the true farmer, and himself only its steward. Irrigation is used sparingly and vines are trained individually to ensure the site shines through in the final fruit.
At the confluence of sun, snow, stream and sea is Mossfire Ranch. Planted in 1996 on steep hillsides and a rolling valley floor, the vineyard weathers 40 degree diurnal shifts, snow dustings, summer sun and bitter winds. The extremity of the climate creates fruit of uncommon concentration and uniform ripeness.
Force of Nature Red Blend is a full bodied blend of 67% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah and 11% Petite Sirah aged in 20% new French oak. The wine pours a brooding purple color and sticks to the glass. The nose blooms first with red cherry, ripe plum to dark raspberry with hints of anise seed and ending dusty suede. The palate is explosive, lush ripe fruits give way to supple tannin, layers of dark and bright berries with balanced acidty and firm yet restrained structure. The strong finish lingers of black tea and plum.