XI/XII/XIII "TRANSCENDENTALIST" 750 ML
Santa Barbara County
2011 - 34 Months, 2012 - 22 Months, 2013 - 10 months in French Oak 16% new barriques, 60% neutral barriques and 24% neutral puncheons
Fermented in open top fermentors receiving punchdowns and pumpovers as needed
She smuggled the Djarums all the way here. What planet was this again? Is it even charted? and here we are smoking impossibly fresh Djarums and unpacking treasures from home: chocolate covered cherries, elderflower liqueur, black licorice, soft maple candies, a blood orange. The dual suns are setting, the night will be steep. We kindle a primitive fire from the sprigs and branches lying around. The scent is like an incense factory up in flames: Juniper berry, cinnamon bark, bergamot, nag champa and cherry hookah smoke. She is telling old jokes while the splintered ship smolders silently and the last light fades from the horizon.
Alta Mesa Vineyard - Santa Barbara Highlands (Grenache & Mourvedre), Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard (Grenache & Mourvedre), Larner Vineyard - Ballard Canyon (Grenache & Syrah), Bien Nacido - Santa Maria Valley (Syrah & Viognier), White Hawk - Los Alamos (Syrah), Laetitia - Arroyo Grande (Syrah), Alta Colina - Paso Robles (Grenache & Mourvedre), Watch Hill - Los Alamos (Syrah), Old Potrero Vineyard - Rancho Arroyo Grande (Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre), Black Ridge Vineyard - Santa Cruz Mountains (Syrah)
46% Syrah, 41% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre. 16% 2011, 76% 2012,8% 2013
25 barrels made