Rising Tides Vintage Notes
Our flagship wine embodies all that we strive for in blending. It shows not only balance in its flavor and body, but is in itself a balance between vineyards, varietals and aging vessels every year.
67% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 7% Graciano
Each year Rising Tides represents the vintage as a whole and in 2019 we have a wine that is deep and complex while light on its feet. This is a perfect showcase of the balance between dense dry farmed flavors and structure against the brilliant limestone rooted acidity that is emblematic of the wines from this year. Red strawberry Grenache notes are grounded by darker Syrah flavors of elderberry and black olives. Herbal aromatics collide with hints of oak to conjure the image of sage butter simmering in a pan. Undertones of wet granite and aged balsamic pick up on the mid-palate and carry long into the finish. Drink now through 2029.
69% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 3% Graciano
This wine embodies the beauty that comes from cheerful and bright Grenache being butrussed and grounded by brooding, rich and powerful Syrah. The aromatics offer a bramble of wild berries in an abandoned garden, wisteria and lilac growing all around them. Soft cooking spices waft through the mixture, with hints of cardamom and mulled cinnamon. The first sip cannot help but make you smile as bright acid and grippy tannins bring flavors of black raspberry and cedar to life. The wine is full of excitement, however mellow and smooth as it glides into a long and lingering finish. Drink now through 2026.
64% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 8% Carignan
A combination of grenache blocks from Stonethrower, LC Estate, and Oakdale Ranch. This wine is filled with fresh berries, cinnamon stick, and a salty sweet ocean breeze. Lively on the palate with fresh acidity and hints of cherry ribbon candy. The wine is highly complex and just a baby. Aged in 2500L French oak founder, 500L Puncheons, and a 2000L concrete cylinder. The elegant chalky tannins suggest this wine will age for 7-12 more years gracefully and maybe more.
77% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre, 9% Syrah
This wine is fresh and lively, has a fresh acidity, quenching, bright red fruit and balance to endure time. Aged in a 300l foudre, a 2000l concrete tank, and a couple of 500l puncheons. A true testament to the Willow Creek District. Drink now through 2025.
54% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah, 2% Tannat
Bright ripe strawberries and candied cherries lead this vibrant blend of Willow Creek District fruit. In 2015, we faced a deep reduction in yields of Syrah, but Grenache took the opportunity to jump to the head of the class, leading this blend. Healthy acidity comes across with notes of rhubarb, violets and blood orange. Soft aromas of sandalwood intermingle with the delicacy of falling rose petals. Chalky tannins pay homage to the calcareous mudstone and shale the vines have been raised in. Aged in a 3000L French oak foudre and a 2000L concrete tank. Drink now through 2024.
47% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre
Our flagship Rhone blend showcases the Willow Creek District, comprised of fruit from all our sourced and Estate properties. Cherry cola, olallieberry and white nectarines meet juicy red plums, cardamom and vanilla in this seamless blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Polished and perfumed on the nose, with subtle hints of freshly salted sheep’s milk cheese. Medium-to-full-bodied with a crushed velvet texture across the mid-palate. Aged in neutral and new French oak puncheons. Drink now through 2021
40% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault
37% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 29% Mourvèdre
When you drop down the face of a wave, the journey that unfolds is unique to only that wave and then it is lost. With its almost equal parts GSM, this wine is much like that wave. Every time you open the bottle you are not sure if it is going to be a left or a right, barrel, closeout, or the best ride of your life. But what you can be assured of is that it is going to be fun to be out in the waves and hanging with your best friends. The wine is intoxicating to the brain, lush and addictive. The chewy resonance of well-sourced oak and deep fruit lines keeps the wine in check for the next sip. Paddle in, take the drop. 800 cases produced.
38% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah
Never dominated by a single varietal, this wine emulates a field blend and is representative of the finest fruits of the 2011 Harvest from all of the vineyards we source from in the neighborhood as well as the estate. “Rising Tides lift all boats” and in the case of this wine, it consistently exemplifies the uplifting evolution of Linne Calodo. Enjoy now or cellar for 5-8 years.
39% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 26% Mourvèdre
How can a wine be so good yet not be dominated by a single varietal? The truth is the palate could care less that it is 39% syrah, 35% grenache, and 26% mourvèdre. All the palate knows is that it tastes amazing, because it is crafted with extreme care. The barrels are carefully selected for this wine and represent the huge potential of West Paso Robles. Soft and rounded as it first enters the mouth leading to an explosive burst of raspberry with a smokey decadence. Aged in a mix of 225L, 265L, 350L, and 500L French oak for 17 months and bottle aged 5 months prior to release. Enjoy now or cellar for 5-8 years.
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Neatly disguised as an underdog, this vintage shows it has been working out with mourvèdre dominating the blend. This will will hit its mark with boysenberry liquor, fig, and leather. This wine drinks nicely now and for the next six years.
50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre
Like the oceans of the world, Rising Tides changes on a daily basis. A globetrotter of a wine, one minute you find yourself savoring new world flavors, while the next you are experiencing an onslaught of old world minerality. Plums and boysenberry predominate the fruit tones, followed by mouthwatering flavor shots of roasted meats and toast. Consume this wine over the next 5-7 years.
45% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre
This vintage of Rising Tides is dark, dark, dark. Black currant, plum skin, and crimson, fleshy rose petals on the nose are followed by somewhat brighter notes of red berries and cream coupled with wheatberry, tobacco and freshly roasted coffee beans. Drink now through 2016.
44% Grenache, 42% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre
Close to equal parts grenache and syrah with a splash of mourvèdre. This wine is florally aromatic with bursts of boysenberry, tar and coffee. Aged in French and Hungarian barrels. The wine drinks beautifully now and should age gracefully for the next 4-7 years.
51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 11% Mourvèdre
Considered to be our house wine, the varietals complement one another to the point that the wine just becomes wine (not a single varietal). Delicious in every sip, the wine is balanced by blending. Five words of description: dark, saturated, explosive, blackberry, and round.
40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre
This explosively perfumed wine dances across your palate with robust flavors of black currant, raspberry, cedar, and earth. Partially co-fermented and blended one year prior to bottling, every part of this wine is synergistic, yet balanced. Can you taste the grenache? Can you taste the syrah? Is the mourvèdre overpowering? You be the judge!
42% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre
This is our flagship wine. Close to equal parts grenache and syrah with a little mourvèdre. This wine is packed with flavors of boysenberry, tar, and tobacco. Rising tides is thick and delicious. Bottled in May and released in August. Drink now through 2010.
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
42% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 29% Mourvèdre