Aaron Wines Sand & Stone 2018
From start to finish Sand & Stone 2018 brims with pure, focused fruit; dried strawberries, olallieberry, and black raspberry. Always floral and tremendously aromatic, it features plenty of spicy notes of white pepper, licorice, and smoky oak along with a juicy, youthfully tannic finish.
Blend: 55% Grenache, 34% Petite Sirah, 11% Syrah
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The more Grenache-dominated 2018 Sand & Stone comes from a mix of vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. It doesn't lack for color (none of these do) and has medium to full-bodied, rich, opulent aromas and flavors, including lots of red and blue fruits, some background spice, and a great finish. Drink this sexy, sweetly fruited, hedonistic blend over the coming 5-6 years.
Aaron Wines began in 2002 with a focus on producing powerful, age-worthy wines from the rugged hillsides of westside Paso Robles. Always seeking to veer from the norm, Aaron found inspiration in creating blends that centered around one of California's greatest grapes — Petite Sirah. Utilizing vineyards from the most amazing sites their boots could find, they source intense yet balanced fruit from the Willow Creek, Adelaida, and Templeton Gap districts. From these sites they coax this massively structured varietal (along with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot) into a portfolio of unique cuvees that evoke the best expression of westside Paso Robles terroir.