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2006 "THE OFFERING"

GSM

2006
Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation
Derby Westside, Pipestone, Santa Barbara Highlands, Tierra Alta, Zotovich
Aging
22 months in barrel. 12% new oak, 88% neutral oak (75% French, 25% American).
Release Date
11/1/2008
Alcohol %
15.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Winemaker Notes
41% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier
Production
765 cases made.
Other Notes
Splash decant. Aging potential is 8-10 years.