2009

2009 "THE OFFERING"

RED WINE

 

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation Santa Barbara Highlands, Alta Mesa, Los Tres Burros, Larner, Rancho Arroyo Grande, Bien Nacido, Derby, Alta Colina
Aging 22 months in barrel. 14% new oak, 23% second fill oak, 63% neutral oak; all French.
Fermentation 15% Whole-Cluster Fermentation
Alcohol % 15.6

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Always complex and skewed towards the dark and earthen, this vintage of The Offering shows aromas of spicy charred sausage, blackberries, caramel bar, espresso roast, toasted hazelnuts and saddle leather. Additional flavors of raspberry coulis, warmed bay leaf, black licorice, chili powder and pink peppercorns join to make a complex wine, spanning the diversity of flavors from both the Northern and Southern Rhone Valley.
Production Notes 67 barrels made.
Winemaker Notes 42% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 25% Mouvedre and 2% Viognier
Other Notes Decant for 2 hours and serve just below room temperature. Aging potential is 6-10 years.
 

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