82% Grenache and 18% Mourvedre
The wine shows an amazing fruit quality, complexity and structure. A nice ruby red color, it offers sweet cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, with dark plum and pipe tobacco emerging into the palate. It veers toward a coffee or espresso liqueur on the finish. All repeness, spice and barrel-age makes this an age worthy wine.
Vineyard Sourcing & Winemaking：
Alta Mesa Vineyard is located in eastern Santa Barbara County at an elevation of 3200 ft. The 17 acre vineyard was farmed to yield an average of 2.5-3.0 tons/acre. The grapes were harvested and co-fermented with 5% whole cluster, extended skin contact during fermentation and stem inclusion. Aged for 50 months in a combination of 1 year old hogsheads barrels, 600 and 800 liter demi-muid, the wine was bottles without fining or filtration.
Santa Barbara County, California