80% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre
30% stem return on Syrah, 100% destem on Mourvedre in 1.5 ton open top fermentors with native yeast
bottled unfined & unfiltered 6/2/23
Night’s purple veil creeps in making things not quite what they seemed. The charming cottage is a bit more foreboding and your courage - lacking. She beckons. Through the mist you follow the sandy garden path, past a plum tree and a shrub weighted with green olives to enter a room which smells of tobacco, white pepper and the cassis now being poured. She is seated in the candlelight, a deck of cards & old dusty stones before her. She turns one card then stares into your eyes.
Spanish Springs, Bien Nacido, Alta Mesa, La Lomita, & Old Potrero
34 months in French Oak - 49% New French oak Hogshead, 33% Neutral French oak Barriques, 18% New French oak Puncheons
Decant 2+ hours and serve slightly above cellar temperature (55-60F)