06/07 “THE PROPHETESS”
Santa Barbara Highlands, Tierra Alta, Zotovich
2006 Syrah aged for 22 months, 2007 Mourvedre aged for 12 months. 100% neutral oak.
100% complete Malo-lactic Fermentation.
This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a new world re-imagining on the classic Provencal wine of Bandol. The Prophetess’ opulent bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, black tea, truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. A full-bodied and profound wine with a penetrating intensity yet splendid freshness and vibrancy. It is a superb, earthy expression of Syrah and Mourvedre from the Central Coast of California.
This wine is 63% Syrah and 37% Mourvedre and has 30% stem inclusion.
45 cases made.
Decant for 1-3 hours. Aging potential is 6-10 years.