- Appellation: California
- Varietal Composition: Petite Sirah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Alicante Bouchet
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- Vinted and Bottled by: Smashing Bottles
2014 California harvest was one of the earliest in a decade. A hallmark of the vintage is the small berry size that led to outstanding concentration. Red varietals show supple tannins, deep crimson and purple color with excellent acidic structure.
Each varietal is harvested at the peak of ripeness then fermented and aged separately for up to 12 months in French and American oak. Petit Sirah is the lead varietal with plum notes and firm tannins. Merlot adds blueberry highlights and lush tannins. Zinfandel lends wild blackberry flavor. Alicante Bouchet adds deep color and black pepper spice.
Rich, full-bodied and dark as midnight, Lost Inhibitions has a nose of jammy blackberry, cherry and raspberry with hints of black pepper and vanilla. A juicy palate follows with layers of black and red fruit, supple tannins and a pleasant, lingering finish.
This full-bodied red is made for hearty meals.
Serve with braised short ribs, roast leg of lamb or sausage pizza.