2018 Tooth & Nail The Possesor Tolliver Ranch
2018 Tooth & Nail The Possesor Tolliver Ranch A luscious Malbec-based blend with a rugged twist, for those who demand it all. A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from our sustainably grown vineyards in Paso Robles. A 2018 wine to share with friends and fiends alike, especially with black bean chili, mushroom risotto and grilled pork chop.
Tooth & Nail
Founded by grower Rob Murray, Tooth & Nail Wine Company followed a path of true grit and determination to find success in Paso, a tough place to grow grapes and make wine. Rather than battle nature, we bottled it–fighting tooth and nail to create wines we could be proud of. Wines that embrace the elements in the pursuit of excellence. Wines for people who simply love wine.
Today we grow four unique brands of wine. Each is distinctively devised to avoid the dominance of the winemaker’s hand and express the native energy of this region. Led by winemaker Jeremy Leffert, our process accentuates the character of our product instead of obstructing it. The results are wines that are as adaptive and exciting as the journey we take in crafting them.
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. The combination of terroir and a slow and steady growing ripening season builds complexity of flavors in the wine.