2018 McPrice Myers Beautiful Earth Paso Robles Red Blend 750ml
Notes of marionberry, dark leather, smoked plums, blueberry/peach cobbler, acacia flower, lavender creme brulee, red-eye gravy, violet, ripe olive, hoisin, currant paste, and melted licorice. Broad, weighty, and plush on the palate with a densely packed finish.
Moving to the reds, the 2018 Beautiful Earth Red checks in as 64% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Grenache, and smaller amounts of Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, and Clairette Blanche. Its deep purple color is followed by lots of jammy blackberry fruits, ground pepper, violets, and a hint of game. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and just loaded with fruit, it's a beautiful wine that can be drunk today or cellared for 7-8 years.
This blend of 64% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petite Sirah and 2% Clairette Blanche is still young and tight on the nose, but it allows aromas of black currant, cola and seared wood to emerge. The palate combines black raspberry and lavender onto a taut frame of tannins that release their grip with time.
Plump and polished, with a cornucopia of aromas and flavors, including notes of spiced mocha, blackberry, dried cherry, licorice and savory beef that build structure toward refined tannins. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Clairette Blanche. Drink now through 2028.