2015 Lover's Spell

57% SYRAH / 43% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

92 points Jeb Dunnuck (Was Wine Advocate)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

2015 LXV Lover's Spell

$55

       

Every shipment will be sent with:
Complimentary Umami Spice packet
Recipes for pairing with the wine

Lover's Spell is inspired by Aindrajala, the KamaSutra Art of Magic. The label features a International Champion of Magic, David Minkin. David Minkin's "Evening of Enchantment" is more than a show. It's an experience.

Winemaker's Notes

Lover's Spell invites you in with the succulent aromas of fresh figs and Damson plums. Subtle hints of cigar box, cedar wood, and violet are revealed in layers rewarding continued study of the wine's nose. On the palate, those dark fruits continue to develop into flavors of black cherry and cassis. This pleasing entry, generous with fruit, continues broaden in the mouth, revealing a rich, coating mouthfeel. Ample structure drives each sip to its finish, with pleasant, refined tannins lingering long after the wine is gone.

Harvested between September 14 and October 14, 2015, the lots for the 2015 Lover’s Spell were fermented and macerated on skins for 19 to 35 days. The fermentations occurred in 1-ton bins that were manually punched down 2-3 times daily.

Spice Pairing

LXV Umami Blend - black truffle salt, himalayan pink salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cocoa, vanilla, sarsaparilla

Recipe

Roasted Bone Marrow with Black Truffle Salt

Other Food Pairings for LXV 2015 Lover's Spell

Foods that call for a wine with heartiness and structure, but not astringency - Braised meats (beef or venison), roasted meats, briskets, mushroom sauce.

Aphrodisiac Pairings: Smokey Blue Cheese, Bone Marrow, Pan Forte

Other Food Pairings for the Umami Spice Blend

Sprinkle a little on any course: With bread and butter, on some fresh steamed vegetables, with popcorn, on mushroom ravioli. You could even sneak it into your creme brulee for a little sultry depth.

Technical

VINTAGE 2015
VARIETALS 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 57% Syrah
APPELLATION Paso Robles, California
AGING Aged entirely in 225L French oak barriques for 18 months prior to bottling. Approximately 15% of the oak was new.
ALCOHOL 15%
pH 3.99
RS 0.0