2012 "EN GEDI"
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
22 months in French Oak, 7% new puncheons, 42% neutral puncheons and 51% second fill barriques
20% whole cluster and 80% destemmed fruit was fermented in open top fermentors given pumpovers and punchdowns as needed
They sometimes came upon these oases together: a patch of elderflowers in the desert sand; an empty factory filled with blackberry bushes; a steaming plum pie perched on a rocky mountaintop. Rustic but juicy, these places were soaked in aromas of clove, mint tea, and cherry. One of the times, he gave her a ruby ring in the shape of a winter flower. She pressed the ring to her lips in times of joy; it tasted of love.
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Alta Mesa Block (Grenache Noir Clone) and Block J (Alban and 136 Clone)
14 Barrels produced
Decant 3-4 hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (55-60F) . Aging potential 8-10 years.