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2011 "ADVERSARY"

MOURVEDRE

2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
Aging
28 months in 228 liter French barriques (85% neutral, 15% new oak)
Fermentation
14% whole cluster
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Advocate
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A cedar plank picnic in a deep forgotten wood: cloistered, dense and dark: smoked chocolate cherry, clove roasted plum, braised short ribs, fresh milled lumber, bridle leather and meteorite. The evening draws close, shimmying a precise chill through your heirloom scarf and carrying a newly awakened sense of gaping wonder at the pure bell of starlight: cracked pink peppercorn, fall leaves, the spindle of waning fire and the scuttle of wild game through the forest.
Vineyard Notes
84% Alta Mesa Clone 369 Mourvedre, 13% Alta Mesa Clone 4 Mourvedre, 3% Larner Vineyard Clone 174 Syrah
Production
8 barrels made
Other Notes
Decant two hours plus and serve slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 6-10 years.