09/10 “THE PROPHETESS”
Santa Barbara County
28-18 months in French Oak, 28% new barriques, 28% neutral puncheons, 44% neutral barriques
25% whole cluster
The 09/10 Prophetess reveals a dark, brooding vision of the beauty of the Central Coast. The nose is reminiscent of an evening walk through a summer wood with scents of blackberry brambles, cherry blossom, wild game, dark chocolate, and Turkish tobacco. The evening seamlessly turns to night on the palate with flavors of purple plum, smoked meats, broken stones and tense, lasting tannins.
22% 2009 Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard - Mourvedre, 22% 2009 Larner Vineyard Syrah, 44% 2010 Bien Nacido Syrah, 12% 2010 Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard - Mourvedre
Decant for a minimum of 2 hours, drink just below room temperature. Aging potential 8-12 years.