2010 "THE OFFERING"
Santa Barbara County
Aged 22 months in 33% neutral French puncheons, 33% neutral French barriques, 26% second fill French barriques, 8% new French barriques
The 2010 Offering is a wine that captures the imagination and challenges expectations, it displays a beautiful purity and depth that is reminiscent of having a summer picnic in an ancient church. Resinous scents of black cherry cola, frankincense, fresh-peeled Clementine orange and vanilla extract lead to a well structured and balanced palate of curried mix-berry cobbler, tumeric, dark chocolate cocoa nibs and black pepper with rocky, persistent tannins.
48% Grenache from Santa Barbara Highlands, Alta Mesa and Larner, 29% Syrah from Bien Nacido, Watch Hill, Les Galets, Larner and Santa Barbara Highlands, 21% Mourvedre from Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara Highlands and Alta Colina, 2% Viognier from Bien Nacido Vineyard
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Decant one to two hours. Drink slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 8-10 years.