2010 "EN GEDI"
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
22 months in French oak; 7% new, 47% second fill, 46% neutral
The Alta Mesa block of the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard is in many ways the heart of Sans Liege, it is far-off, unknown and alluring. A dark, penetrating and dancing wine the 2010 En Gedi is a testament to the deep power the vineyard holds. Scents of violet, soft leather, raspberry coulis and fresh hewn redwood circle around a velveteen palate of dried cherry, Chambord, thyme and seared bread with brooding, black tannins. A wine to be had at the moment of insight into a lifelong riddle.
67% Grenache Noir from Alta Mesa Block, 24% Alban Clone Grenache from River Bed Block, 9% 99 clone Syrah from Alta Mesa Block
Decant for three hours. Drink slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 8-10 years.