The Syrah for the House of Mustaine Darkest Hour was sourced from Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyards, located in southern Riverside county. The geography and geology of Wild Horse Peak is an intricate part of the unique microclimate in these mountain vineyards. And it is the earthly aspects that combine with the heaven sent rain, sun and wind to form the terroir that is distinctive to the high plateaus in the Agua Tibia Mountains. Lone Boulder Ridge Block is located at the highest point in these vineyards and the 2017 represents the fifteenth vintage of Syrah to be produced from these
mountain vineyards. Aged exclusively in French oak from Girard and Demptos cooperages for 18 months, this Syrah is tight and structured for cellaring. The tannins are melting into the dark, velvety finish and the intensity of fruit and oak are harmonious
in the glass. This wine still has several years of aging potential, but it is rich with beautiful varietal character and delicate nuances of berries, lavender, spice and earthy botanicals.