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XII/XIII "PROPHETESS"

Syrah/Mourvedre

XII/XIII
Wine Specs
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Aging
22 months on the 2013 and 34 months on the 2012 in 40% new French oak barrique and 60% neutral French oak barrique
Fermentation
Mourvedre - Fermented with 100% destemmed fruit in 1.5 ton fermentors, Syrah - Fermented with 25% whole cluster fruit in 1.5 ton fermentors
Alcohol %
15.4
Wine Spectator
93
Robert Parker
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The fire cracks and his gaze follows the twirling smoke upward. Through the twisted juniper overhead there is a glimpse starlight in the indigo sky. Scents of confectionary blue fruit, cinnamon graham cracker, fennel, smoked meat, dark chocolate and plum hang in the air. Turning the spice covered rabbit on the spit he bites off a piece of venison jerky and follows it with a big gulp of cola from the molded glass bottle in his weathered hand. It took nearly the whole day to ascend to this spot, but it was worth it.
Vineyard Notes
Syrah - Laetitia “Les Galets” and Bien Nacido, Mourvedre - Alta Mesa
Winemaker Notes
73% Syrah, 27% Mourvèdre
Production
12 barrels made
Other Notes
Decant for two hours plus, serve slightly below room temperature. Aging potential 7-10 years.