Wine Specs

Vintage 2010
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Aging Aged 22 months in 33% neutral French puncheons, 33% neutral French barriques, 26% second fill French barriques, 8% new French barriques
Alcohol % 15.5

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes 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.
Vineyard Notes 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
Production Notes 64 barrels
Winemaker Notes Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Other Notes Decant one to two hours. Drink slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 8-10 years.


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