This is one of our favorite wines for the table, a treasure to not be overlooked. Bright fresh, and fruity with fine soft and resolved tannins. Luscious mouthfeel with grip, savory meaty notes paired with dried flowers, spice, sweet purple fruits and jelly.
- Sourced from several top vineyard sites throughout Santa Barbara County.
- The fruit is destemmed and fermented in 1.5-ton open top fermenters, where gentle punchdowns are conducted 3-5 times daily to allow gradual extraction of color and tannin from the skins.
- A cool and long fermentation retains fruit aromatics and increases flavor concentration.
- A soft pressing yields a wine full of complex tannins before maturing in neutral French oak puncheons.