Wild Hogge 'Tree Frog' Cabernet/Syrah
This unique blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon combines the best of Central Coast’s favorite varietals. The Syrah grapes come from a vineyard on the West side of Paso Robles and produced the best Syrah we have ever tasted - almost a crime to blend it! The grapes for the Cabernet Sauvignon come from two blocks of our neighbor’s vineyard; one high, west-facing and the other from the valley floor. Both were aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 29 months before being blended. This dark, rich blend has an earthy quality balanced with a fruit forward nose. The Syrah (70%) contributes a clove spice with soft tannins complimenting the Cabernet which adds structure to the blend.
Nose: Blackberry, dark cherry.
Palate: The palate shows more earthy aromas, oak tobacco and a light tannic finish.
Finish: Full bodied and rich on the finish, just needs a nice haunch of venison!