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"THE TRANSCENDENTALIST"

2006/2007/2008 NON-VINTAGE RED WINE

Wine Specs
Appellation
Central Coast
Vineyard Designation
Santa Barbara Highlands, Zotovich, Derby, Tierra Alta, Pipestone
Aging
9 months (2008), 21 months (2007), 31 months (2006) in barrel. Aged in 12% new American oak, 88% neutral French oak.
Fermentation
15% whole-cluster fermentation.
Release Date
10/1/09
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A blend of three vintages and several of the Central Coasts’ best vineyards, this wine transcends space and time to deliver a profound profile of black tea, pomegranate, and ripe cherry, along with serrano pepper, toasted oats and strawberry coulis. Nuances of lemon pepper, tar, and sandalwood accent the plush and lingering finish.
Winemaker Notes
37% Grenache, 33% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah
Production
900 bottles made (magnum format only).
Other Notes
Splash decant with friends. Aging potential is 3-4 years.