Aged in French Oak (29% Second-Fill Barriques, 71% Neutral Barriques)
After waking in the woods near a forest stream, you sit up and remember touching the strange stone before being swept away. Feeling ravenous, you feast on wild boysenberries growing nearby. A hand closes on your arm and you freeze. Your captor brings you to …. a castle? Where are you?? Inside you are met with scents of tobacco, black currant, menthol and blood oranges. Pushed further now through the kitchens, you spot piles of white peppercorns, thyme and dark chocolate shavings. You are finally released in an empty room wondering what awaits.
Santa Barbara Highlands, White Hawk, Derby, Spanish Springs, Bien Nacido, Jack Creek, Slide Hill, Zotovich, Old Potrero, Alta Mesa Vineyards.
30% Whole Cluster Grenache, 25% Stem Return Syrah, 100% Destemmed Mourvedre
54% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache, 3 % Petite Sirah
Aging Potential: 5-7 years. Serving Recommendation: Decant 20 min, serve slightly above cellar temperature (55-60F)