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.


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