Tooth and Nail The Stand 2015 | Gorgeously Concentrated
Opaque black core with a deep, youthful purple rim. Intensely ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruits. In addition, with spice notes of cocoa, crushed black pepper, cardamom, and allspice. Dense and hedonistically full-bodied, with tightly packed sweet tannins and powerful finish. Applaud Winemaker Jeremy Leffert skilled efforts creating this Tooth and Nail The Stand 2015.
This Tooth and Nail The Stand 2015 Petite Sirah is enhanced by 8% Syrah and 1% Viognier. In addition, extremely dense on the nose, with aromas of blueberry, black currant, vanilla, tarragon, and fudge. While mouthcoating tannins and powerful acidity bloom on the palate. Finally, where black-cherry-laced chocolate-cake flavors rise to an espresso bean finish.
Concentration | Chewy | Hedonistic
If your predilection is for tremendous concentration, chewy texture, and hedonistic polish, we’ve got a winner for you. It is Tooth and Nail The Stand 2015. While Wine Enthusiast pinned on 92 points, citing the “mouthcoating,” and “powerful” structure with “black-cherry-laced chocolate-cake flavors.” And similar California red blends been making a number of big appearances among top-ranked American wines. Since the cult favorite Orin Swift Machete was #6 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016. And a few years before that, in 2012, the Shafer “Relentless” took the list’s #1 spot. So for fans of Petite Sirah from Three Wine Company, Orin Swift, and Sine Qua Non, Tooth and Nail’s 2015 The Stand is a no-brainer.
First of all Petite Sirah is dark in color, muscular, and tannic when grown on limestone and granite soils. But when the fruit is drawn from mature vines planted on well-drained, sandy-gravelly soils, the tannins soften. Hence making for voluptuous reds with Cabernet-like concentration and northern Rhône spice.
Winemaker Jeremy Leffert
Rob Murray and Tooth and Nail Winemaker Jeremy Leffert are experts at attaining such an effect. Murray owns Foremost Wine Company, one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants. And in addition around 1,000 acres in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo through his vineyard management company.
So for this release, he and Leffert selected the best fruit from the Tolliver Ranch Vineyard. There reside desirable sandy soils rich in decomposed granite infuse wines with chiseled acidity. While the nearby Estrella River tempers the region’s dry heat, leading to a long growing season in which grapes can gather rich, wild-berry concentration. The result — winning 92 points from Wine Enthusiast — is a gentle monster that will delight lovers of California Petite Sirah.
These are our blended wines; bold, unconventional and unapologetic. Most notably, the Tooth & Nail labels are John James Audubon originals. While displaying beasts of the early 1830s fighting “Tooth & Nail” to survive. Here Audubon depicts the brave boar protecting its den. Therefore, no matter if one falls, there will always be another to STAND sentinel.