Sans Liege "The Prophetess-XII/XIII" Santa Barbara County Syrah/Mourvedre
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from 73% Syrah and 27% Mourvedre that’s from the 2012 and 2013 vintages, the NV Prophetess saw 22-34 months in 41% new French oak. This inky colored blockbuster has tons of ripe, sexy notes of blackberry jam, licorice and smoked meats in a full-bodied, plush and luxuriously textured package. It’s one of the top wines I’ve tasted from winemaker Curt Schalchlin and should drink nicely over the coming 4-5 years, and I’m sure it will evolve beyond that as well. 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. (JD)
Potent but polished and complex, with distinctive blackberry, licorice and black olive aromas and densely layered flavors of smoked beef, cracked pepper and mineral. The tannins are big but balanced. Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2027. 280 cases made.