91 Points - Wine Spectator
This dark-ruby GSM blend from Thompson Vineyard – along the Alisos Canyon corridor in Santa Barbara County – is richly pleasing. Aged in large-format puncheons for 20 months, with 93% of the French oak barrels being a year old or more. Drink now through 2024
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Varietal Composition: 50% Grenache, 43% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah
Vineyard Source: 100% Thompson Vineyard (Blocks 1E, 2A, 1B)
Harvest Dates: 10/10/16 - 10/21/16
Aging: Aged in large format 500L Puncheons for 20 months, of which 7% new French oak, 93% 1 year old and older French oak
Cooperage: Atelier Centre, Ermitage, Francois Freres
Harvest Brix: 23.2 - 26.0
Acid: 0.559 g/100ml
Production: 377 cases
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