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SANS LIEGE 11 "THE OFFERING"
Item: #257740
Bottle Size: 750ml
$27.95
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SANS LIEGE 2011 PROPRIETARY RED "THE OFFERING" SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL

Owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin has rapidly made a name for himself within the "Cal-Rhone Community" as one of the best producers of Syrahs, Grenaches, and blends. His Groundwork label (see our November newsletter) presents one heck of a value, and while that is no slouch, the Sans Liege wines really showcase his abilities.

"The Offering" is comprised of 48% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 21% Mouvedre and 2% Viognier, aged in new, once-used, and neutral French oak. The grapes came from several notable vineyards in Santa Barbara County, including Larner, Bien Nacido, Les Galets, and Alta Mesa. The 2011 Offering is a window into another world. Expansive on the palate, with precise, dark aromatics it is one of the most provocative wines from Sans Liege. Like watching a tribe adorn red warpaint in a primeval forest. Earthen scents of black soil, crushed oyster shell, Lapsang Souchong tea and birch beer fall away as your attention hones in on the ceremony. The fragrance of kirsch, quince paste, red delicious apple skin and rooibos tea emerge as the tribesmen paint their faces with the meat of dangerous red fruits. On a spit an animal is roasting, you can almost taste the sweet char, bay leaf, porcini mushroom, peppercorn and fresh herbs. An arrow flies. You take off, running forever into the darkening jungle.
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