Santa Barbara County
21 months; 43% New French Oak, 12% Second-fill French Oak, 34% Neutral French Oak, 11% Stainless Steel
Twilight has descended on the banquet hall and remnants of a festive repast lay in disarray. Trays of smoked meats, red plums & blueberries have been overturned, stone chalices crumbled and leather chairs upended. You were able to escape to the woods, grateful that the forest floor softened your footsteps as you fled. A sprawling red currant bush conceals you now as you wait for the attackers to withdraw.
61% Alta Mesa, 26% Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, 13% Old Potrero.
100% destemmed fruit was fermented in open top fermentors. Given pumpovers and punchdowns as needed.
Serving Recommendation: Decant for two hours. Serve slightly below room temperature. Aging Potential: 7-10 years