On all journeys there comes a sudden moment of change. One night you fall asleep and the next morning the light is different, the air somehow exotic and foreign. A blend of equal parts Bordeaux and Rhône varietals, Borderlands is a tiny commemoration of the invisible divide between what was and what may be.
25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% cabernet franc, 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah
Star Lane, Vogelzang, Chelle Mountain, Pine Hawk
15.4% Alc by Vol.
TASTING NOTES: An arid wind stirs eucalyptus and poppies around the century old cistern. It’s no oasis, but you can tell that the velvet tent holds water. Inside an espresso pot starts to hiss, a vetiver smudge smolders, desert cherries and spiced chocolate bubble in a pot. He ducks in: Kalashnikov, a canvas bag of bills, and the steel jousting helmet he will not even remove for you. You embrace him.