2013 Sackcloth & Ashes

At it’s core Sackcloth & Ashes is the gestalt of my cellar. This is the blend I look forward to making most each year. I pull from my favorite barrels regardless of their style, in the attempt to make a wine of singular character and expression. This is my tête de cuvée.

Varietals:

39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot, 14% Malbec, 7% Merlot, 7% Sangiovese


Vineyard:

Chelle Mountain, D’Anbino, Luna Matta, Vogelzang, White Hawk, Santa Barbara Highlands


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

692


Alcohol:

13.5% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES: This is the memory of the abandoned abbey you discovered when in lithe summer nights, when you were young and alone. Crushed violet, ripped jeans, quarter sawn spruce, blueberry cake, warmed sage, buckwheat honey, anisette, chocolate brownie batter, ancient incense, cherry-skin cigar, Palo Santo smudge and sassafras bark.

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