2015 "THE OFFERING"
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
The study is dense with the scents of kirsch, oolong tea and cinnamon bark. Beside you sits a plate of fennel and anise spiced sausage along with the crumbs of your biscuit that was smeared with strawberry preserves. Zealously pouring over the parchment on the old oak desk, you can not relinquish the task. The code must be cracked tonight. Your graphite pencil scratches onward in the candlelight as the prospect of insight nears.
Grenache: Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby, Pipestone, Bien Nacido Syrah: Bien Nacido, John Sebastiano, Laetita, Larner, White Hawk, Zotovich Mourvèdre: Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby Viognier: White Hawk
48% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 23% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier
Serving Recommendation: Decant 1+ hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (60F) Aging Potential: 7-9 years