Santa Barbara County
78% for 22 months in neutral French barriques, 11% for 34 months in neutral French barriques, 11% for 10 months in second fill French barriques
Like any valuable history the Transcendentalist employs the past to transfigure our understanding of the present and what will be in the days to come. If the IX/X/XI edition is any indication of what will be, there is much to look forward to. Scents of black cherry, grilled fig, caraway and fresh tilled earth breathe up from a harmonious palate of cherries jubilee, soft tar, wild fennel, croissant and mincemeat with piqued, spicy, cinnamon-laced tannins. Best if poured heartily with the closest of friends over evening-long dinners.
Syrah from Alisos Vineyard, Bien Nacido, Santa Barbara Highlands and Les Galets, Mourvedre from Rancho Arroyo Grande - Portrero Block, Grenache from Alta Mesa
19 barrels made
66% Syrah, 23% Mourvedre, 11% Grenache
Decant one hour. Drink slightly below room temperature.