2013 Sans Liege "The Offering" Santa Barbara County Rhône Blend

SKU #1266644 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 The Offering checks in as a blend of 45% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre and a splash of Viognier, all of which spent 22 months in mostly neutral barrels. It’s another upfront, charming, fruit-loaded and full-bodied effort from Curt that has lots of ripe black fruits, pepper and spice on both the nose and palate. It opens up nicely with time in the glass and is a Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years. Readers looking for rich, textured, character filled wines that won't break the bank need to check out these latest releases from winemaker Curt Schalchlin.  (8/2016)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Boldly structured but still focused and balanced, with ripe black raspberry and smoky cured meat aromas and layered flavors of blackberry, grilled anise and cracked pepper. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2027. 1,750 cases made.  (3/2017)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

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California

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Specific Appellation:

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.
Alcohol Content (%): 15.4