The 2013 Tempranillo shows bright, balancing acidity and a concentrated palate. Black cherry, leather and vanilla notes create inviting aromatics. The mouthfeel is big and bold with great aging potential.
90 Points, Wine Spectator
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle
46% Mourvedre/31% Syrah/ 23% Grenache
A true representation of our terroir, "Misceo" means "to blend" in Latin. This classic cuvee is filled with the best attributes of each variety. This proprietary blend changes each year based on the vintage and winemaker's discretion. 220 cases produced.
91 Points, Wine Advocate
A blend of three different clones, our Syrah comes from the lowest block in our Estate Vineyard. At approximately 1300 feet elevation, with sandy, gravely soil and large river rocks, which retain the heat from our hot Southern Oregon Summer days. In the evening, the warmth radiates, translating to the deep ruby color and warm spice components that are displayed in this wine.
92 Points Wine Advocate
2013 was one of the warmest, driest years we have ever experienced in Southern Oregon, making the subsequent Petite Sirah harvest one of the ripest we have ever picked! A customer favorite, this vintage exhibits a tightly wound bouquet of blueberry and blackcurrant. The palate is medium-bodied, with succulent blackberry and blueberry fruit, and a powerful thread of acidity. Pure and well-balanced, it will age nicely over several years (assuming you can wait that long!).
89 Points, Wine Advocate
Sourced from our Estate Vineyards, our Grenache thrives in the hot dry climate of Southern Oregon. We have just over an acre of Grenache planted on a West-facing hillside. Our unique terroir provides ideal growing conditions for this classic Rhone variety. Folin Cellars is dedicated to the continued evolution of this lush, delicate and approachable wine.
91 Points, Wine Advocate
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The Hayward label is made by our winemaker, Rob Folin, as a special tribute to the Folin family heritage and their willingness to take the path less traveled. Getting his start in the wine industry at one of Oregon?s most premier Pinot Noir producers, Rob continues to enjoy working with the state?s best-known grape. This wine consistently catches the eye of wine critics, and we are excited to share this exceptional release with you. This is a Willamette Valley wine made in a Southern Oregon style: big and lush, yet elegant and refined.
Crafted from grapes grown exclusively on our Estate Vineyard in the Rogue Valley AVA of Oregon, the Passive Aggressive is an illustration of a more aggressive vintage. A unique red blend, the wine is a fine representation of our vineyard's terroir.