2014 "Long Way Home"
Santa Barbara County
22 months in French oak: 22 months in French oak
20-30% whole cluster fermented in open top fermentors
Your boot crunches on the path as you pass the garden of sweet black-eyed susans and blackberry bramble. Popping your last Good & Plenty in your mouth you try to recall just how many years it has been. However many, you know they are always waiting for you. The chatter inside is all too familiar. You push the door open; it’s heavier than you remembered. The aromas overtake you- allspice, castelvetrano olives, prosciutto, rainbow peppercorn, plum compote with star anise. He turns and sees you. His knowing smirk reassures you that the time passed will not thwart your homecoming.
Larner Vineyard, Bien Nacido, White Hawk, Laetitia, Watch Hill, Zotovich, John Sebastiano
Serving Recommendation: Decant 2+ hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (55-60F). Aging Potential: 7-10 years.