2013 Borderlands

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 Rhone varietals, Borderlands is a tiny commemoration of the invisible divide between what was and what may be.

Varietals:

25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah


Vineyard:

Chelle Mountain, Coghlan, Santa Barbara Highlands, White Hawk


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

97


Alcohol:

16.1% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES:  In the desert there is a road that ends without warning. That is where you must set up camp. It is at the foot of the mountain and beside a vernal stream. The tattered map says that beneath a mulberry tree a box is buried. Tomorrow you will search, today you will let your senses deepen: wild blueberry, fire roasted chiles, pure marionberry preserves, rose hips, toasted marshmallow, tufa tower, cracked fresh bay leaf, dark chocolate espresso beans, cut flowers 97 cases made and lightning struck tree.

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