2007 "THE OFFERING"
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Highlands, Derby, Pipestone, Zotovich
21 months in barrel. 13% new American oak, 87% neutral French oak.
20% whole-cluster fermentation.
A multi-layered mélange of warm blackberry, cherry, and cinnamon notes, as well as earthy pepper and cassis, this wine shows brilliant flavor and concentration. Coco powder, dried orange peel, and pipe tobacco meet exotic spices and lava rock in a long, mineral-laden finish.
49% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier
424 cases made.
Splash decant. Aging potential is 5-6 years.