08/09 “THE PROPHETESS”
Santa Barbara County
Los Tres Burros, Laetitia Les Galet Block, Santa Barbara Highlands
16-40 months in barrel. 36% new oak, 18% second fill oak, 46% neutral oak; all French.
15% Whole-Cluster Fermentation
The 2008/09 Prophetess serves as an anthology of sensory travels. With scents of black olive, cranberry sauce, myrrh, cherries jubilee, cinammon stick, eucalyptus and lilac, there are also traces of freshly spent shotgun shell and grilled lamb. Par-baked brownie, sassafras cola, sweet pipe tobacco and blueberry coulis combine on the palate, and finish with spices of savory pancetta and instant coffee.
This wine is 66% Syrah and 34% Mourvedre.
11 barrels made.
Decant for a minimum of 2 hours, drink just below room temperature. Aging potential is 6-10 years.