Santa Barbara County
22 months in French Oak: 18% new puncheons, 18% neutral puncheons, 4% new barriques, 11% second fill barriques and 49% neutral barriques
Open top fermentors containing between 20-30% whole cluster fruit. Given punchdowns, pumpovers and love as needed.
In the pages of the book your father read to you there were paintings of jungles. Strange boughs laden with deep flowers, blueberries filled with cream guarded by amber jewelled jaguars. As you drifted to sleep the summer air was swollen with storms, you could smell the wet earth, the hyacinth, your mother’s rare perfumes. Swaddled in your clean bed, you never heard the car pull out, crushing the violets in the yard.
Alta Mesa Vineyard -Santa Barbara Highlands (Grenache & Mourvedre), Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard (Grenache & Mourvedre), Larner Vineyard -Ballard Canyon (Grenache & Syrah), Bien Nacido - Santa Maria Valley (Syrah & Viognier), White Hawk - Los Alamos (Syrah), Laetitia -Arroyo Grande (Syrah), Alta Colina - Paso Robles (Grenache & Mourvedre), Watch Hill - Los Alamos (Syrah).
48% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier