2020 The Offering
21 months in French Oak: 29% New, 30% Second-Fill, 41% Neutral
Within the refuge of the cottage a fire dances in the wood burning stove while outside a coastal storm rages. The windows show you redwoods and sassafras trees being assailed by rain. You pick up your book to settle in for the afternoon and take in a long breath. Scents of dark cherry, chocolate shavings, and baking spices linger in the air from the morning’s baking project and they meld with the more savory aromas of herbs de provence & white pepper from the kitchen. As you exhale you happily ease into quietude.
Grenache: Alta Mesa, Old Portrero, Derby, Slide Hill, Kopack, Jesperson, Kimsey. Syrah: Old Potrero, White Hawk, Slide Hill, Evenson, Spanish Springs. Mourvedre: Alta Mesa, Alta Colina
30% whole cluster Grenache, 25% stem return Syrah, 100% destemmed Mourvèdre
44% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre
Serving Recommendation: Decant 1 hour, serve slightly above cellar temperature (60F) Aging Potential: 7-9 years