Santa Barbara County
As our everyday wine that embodies the word “comfort”, we are consistently pleased by the overwhelming response to our red Gypsy blend. With a reliable palate that is rounded and balanced, our goal every year is to make this blend the best everyday wine that you have ever tasted!
Red Rhone Blend
Santa Barbara County
56% Camp 4 Vineyard & 44% Rodney's Vineayard
Oct. 26-Nov. 5, 2009
22 months in 500LFrench oak puncheons of which 20% was new
July 26, 2011
Ruby Garnet in color. Very similar to a good Cotes du Rhone or wine from Southern France, Gypsy is a medium bodied red wine that highlights the red fruit qualities and showcases some of its best qualities while young. The aromas found on the nose of this wine are black cherry, strawberry, Herbs De Province, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. The palate exudes similar qualities of black cherry and strawberry as well as cranberry, dark chocolate, dried herbs, vanilla and baking spices.
After hand picking, hand sorting and hand punchdowns, this wine saw small fermentations and was basket pressed before being racked entirely in large format 500L oak puncheons. The large barrels allowed the strength of the tannins to subtly influence the body of the wine so the red fruit could empower this blend over the 22 months of aging.
This year's blend consists of 47% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 18% Counoise and 5% Cinsault. As our everyday wine that embodies the word “comfort”, we are consistently pleased by the overwhelming response to our red Gypsy blend. With a reliable palate that is rounded and balanced, our goal every year is to make this blend the best everyday wine that you have ever tasted! For 2009, nature made our job a little bit easier by providing Rhone grapes with exceptional quality. The result was a wine with a lighter color and body, but the same rich fruit forward flavors. Our 2009 Gypsy is ready to drink upon release and can be enjoyed for the next 7-8 years.
Food Pairing Notes
With its generous mouth feel, nice red fruits, herbs and spice, the 2009 Gypsy is a wine that is good for any occasion and pairs wonderfully with comfort foods like a pasta Bolognese, stews, onion soup, barbequed meats and a traditional Shepherd’s pie. Enjoy this wine while reading a good book, watching a great movie or simply spending time with your friends.
1046 cases made