Enkidu Humbaba 2018
Enkidu is the name of a character from the Mesopotamian story "The Epic of Gilgamesh," born from the earth with heart, respect and compassion. So, you can immediately see what Phil Staehle's philosophy on winemaking is. Sourcing grapes from several sustainable practising Sonoma vineyards, his uncompromising morals are really the driving force behind these intensely flavoured wines.
The Humbaba is the signature red blend. This aromatic blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre has extraordinary depth and complexity. The Petite Syrah contributes deep colour and rich blueberry and mocha flavours, while the Grenache brings red cherry and cranberry notes to the table. The Mourvedre adds a touch of leather and earthiness, while the predominant Syrah anchors all the components into a delightful spicy blend.
Get this wine if you've been led to believe that red blends from California will be gritty and bold. Get ready to be proven wrong. Enjoy the wine with warm dishes with Middle Eastern/North African spices.