Tooth and Nail the Possessor 2016
Bordered by the Estrella river in Paso Robles, Tolliver Ranch features well-drained, sandy-gravely soils that are acidic due to the presence of decomposed granite , unlike most soil profiles in the Paso Robles region. Conditions at the site are ideal for big red varietals such as Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet which thrive in the vineyard’s soils, and utilize the long growing season. A beautiful full-bodied Cabernet Blend! Red currants, cassis and red fruit dominate the nose while nuances of Christmas spice, pine and dried fall leaves add to the intriguing aromatics. The layered palate offers great weight and density with ripe flavors of black berries and plums. The surprisingly bright acidity and mouthwatering texture weaves into a firm finish with lingering tannins. The Tooth & Nail labels are John James Audubon originals; beasts of the early 1830s fighting “Tooth & Nail” to survive. Here Audubon depicts two Red Tailed Hawks fighting to become the sole POSSESSOR. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast.