XI/XII

XI/XII "PROPHETESS"

Red Blend

 

Wine Specs

Appellation Santa Barbara County
Aging 34 months (2011 Vintage) and 22 months (2012 Vintage) in French Oak, 30% new barriques and 70% neutral barriques
Alcohol % 15.4
Wine Advocate 92

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes It must be the end of the world, or at least you’re the only one out here. A pinata has been broken open out here on the mountain, and a strange pinata at that. Blackberry cola, preserved plums, candied bacon, black chocolates and tiny bottles of anise liqueur. The scene perks a smile from you as you sling your shotgun over your shoulder, and tend to roasting the chile rubbed black bear while your companion finishes the last bite of blueberry cobbler.
Vineyard Notes Bien Nacido, Santa Maria Valley Block ZB (Estrella Clone Syrah) and (470 Clone) Block 49; Laetitia, Arroyo Grande, Les Galets Block (Clones 174 and 470) Syrah; White Hawk, Los Alamos, (Clone 877) Syrah; Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara Highlands (Clone 4 and Clone 369) Mourvedre; Alta Colina, Paso Robles (Clone 369) Mourvedre.
Winemaker Notes 70% Syrah 30% Mourvedre. 30% 2011 and 70% 2012
Production 13 barrels made
 

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