Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Highlands
21 months in French oak: 55% neutral, 45% second-fill
100% destemmed fruit was fermented in open top fermentors given pumpovers and punchdowns as needed
Townspeople trudge into the stadium over wet soil. The royals are served their supper. Smelling the smoked pork, pink peppercorn, cinnamon roasted plums and rhubarb pie makes you recall your simple meal. You distract yourself by tightening the suede ties that hold on your armor then sharpening your heavy iron sword in preparation for the duel. Parchment programs are being distributed. It is almost time. You must now only think of conquering your adversary.
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, Alta Mesa Block
100% Mourvèdre, clones: 4, 369
Serving Recommendation: Decant for two hours. Serve slightly below room temperature. Aging Potential: 6-10 years