The grapes for Troublemaker are sourced from key vineyard sites throughout the Central Coast, adding to the complexity of the blend. The warm climate of Paso Robles – specifically Estrella, and El Pomar Districts provides much of the Syrah and Petite Sirah to the blend, adding body, depth, and color to the wine. Other Central Coast vineyard sites were chosen for their unique characteristics, including Grenache and Mourvedre from the Arroyo Grande Valley, and Syrah from Edna Valley ultimately leading to a more complex blend.
The grapes were harvested, crushed, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation, we utilize both small open top and pump over fermenters, as we ferment all varietals separately for 7 to 14 days. Wines were aged in oak between 12-20 months, depending on the vintage. All barrel aging was done in French and American oak barrels, 55% of which were new. Blend 15 was assembled in January of 2022 and was cross-flow filtered prior to bottling in late February of 2022.