2006 "THE OFFERING"
Santa Barbara County
Derby Westside, Pipestone, Santa Barbara Highlands, Tierra Alta, Zotovich
22 months in barrel. 12% new oak, 88% neutral oak (75% French, 25% American).
Mysterious and multilayered with complex earthy pepper, cinnamon, clove, and cigar notes as well as candied cherry and currant fruit, this wine exhibits brilliant flavor and concentration. Chinese black tea, dusty earth, cardamom, and dark chocolate meet exuberant pomegranate and orange fruits on the palate for a lingering mineral finish.
41% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier
765 cases made.
Splash decant. Aging potential is 8-10 years.