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2009 "THE OFFERING"

RED WINE

2009
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation
Santa Barbara Highlands, Alta Mesa, Los Tres Burros, Larner, Rancho Arroyo Grande, Bien Nacido, Derby, Alta Colina
Aging
22 months in barrel. 14% new oak, 23% second fill oak, 63% neutral oak; all French.
Fermentation
15% Whole-Cluster Fermentation
Alcohol %
15.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Always complex and skewed towards the dark and earthen, this vintage of The Offering shows aromas of spicy charred sausage, blackberries, caramel bar, espresso roast, toasted hazelnuts and saddle leather. Additional flavors of raspberry coulis, warmed bay leaf, black licorice, chili powder and pink peppercorns join to make a complex wine, spanning the diversity of flavors from both the Northern and Southern Rhone Valley.
Production Notes
67 barrels made.
Winemaker Notes
42% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 25% Mouvedre and 2% Viognier
Other Notes
Decant for 2 hours and serve just below room temperature. Aging potential is 6-10 years.