2018 The Offering
Santa Barbara County
19 months in French oak: 3% New Puncheons, 11% Second-Fill puncheons, 17% Neutral Puncheons, 4% New Hogshead, 2% Second-Fill Hogshead, 18% Second-Fill Barriques & 45% Neutral Barriques
Scents of cinnamon bark, graphite, white pepper and cocoa dust hang in the air of the warmly lit room as you enter. A glass of framboise and cedar bowls filled with green olives and wild strawberries are set out. Though the day was long & arduous a smile spreads on your lips as you see the anxious little faces before you. “Shall we begin where we left off?” you ask, settling into a soft suede armchair with the storybook.
Grenache: Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby, Jack Creek, Spanish Springs, Zabala. Syrah: Old Potrero, Slide Hill, Spanish Springs, White Hawk, Zotovich. Mourvèdre: Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby.
39% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre.
Serving Recommendation: Decant 1+ hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (60F) Aging Potential: 7-9 years