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2012 Adversary

2012 Adversary
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
Aging
22 months in French Oak, 17% second fill barriques, 83% neutral barriques
Fermentation
100% destemmed fruit was fermented in open top fermentors given pumpovers and punchdowns as needed
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is being there on the bouldered trail in an aquatint memory of horsetail falls before there were roads and before there was Yosemite. Elusive, remote and all encompassing once it comes into sight. Distant forest fire, stomped blackberry, air wetted moss, the roar of rocks and pepper, creosote stained leather gloves, charred bison, hatchet hewn logs, sassafrass, coffee crusted chocolates, iron root syrup, all smarting like the snap of a branch across the bridge of your nose. This is something that will be a source of romance only after time worn distance, always to be approached with caution and awe.
Vineyard Notes
Alta Mesa Block of the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Clone 4 Mourvedre and Clone 369 Mourvedre
Winemaker Notes
97% Mourvedre 3% Syrah
Production
6 barrels produced
Other Notes
Decant two hours plus and serve slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 6-10 years.