Santa Barbara County
"Generous and upfront ripe plum and blackberry flavors have firm, structured tannins, ending with touches of black licorice, nutmeg and spice. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2020." ~ Wine Spectator
51% Grenache Noir, 49% Syrah
Santa Barbara County
80% Camp4 Vineyard, 10% Rodney's Vineyard and 10% Stagecoach Vineyard
22 months in 53% new French Oak, 20% in 1 year old barrels, in a combination of small barrique and large, 500L puncheons.
Opaque in Color. After the frosts from 2008 which particularly affected Grenache, we were so excited to see plump, flavorful grapes that were the result of the 2009 harvest. These are some of the best Grenache grapes that we have been able to work with in quite some time! With firm tannins and a big mouthfeel, we combined the Grenache with the depth and richness of the Syrah and found that the two grapes married beautifully to make a wine with wonderful structure and a long, fresh finish. On the nose, you will find captivating aromas of blackberry, tar, coffee liquor, cigar box black cherry, vanilla and plum which are nicely rounded by the palate flavors of blackberry compote, chocolate, tar, blueberry, vanilla and all spice. A big and rich wine without being overbearing, and definitely not sweet, the 2009 Revelation has a special character that is sure to follow suit to its predecessors as another tasting room favorite.
After hand harvesting and hand sorting the grapes, we then cherry picked the best Grenache and Syrah grapes for this vintage. The wines were aged for 22 months before blending and bottling in July. Our 2009 Revelation is ready to drink upon release and can be enjoyed through 2022.
Depth, longevity, richness and full bodied. These are some of the main qualities that we pride ourselves in achieving for each vintage of Revelation. To attain these desired qualities, we only use the very best grapes for this blend. For 2009, we were excited to find that Grenache was the grape of the year! In fact, it had so much intensity, depth and tannin that it became the predominant grape in our 2009 Revelation! Syrah was the other grape that had an amazing year providing lush fruit with vibrancy and strength. Therefore, with the natural harmony and substantial tannin, power and weight provided by both the Grenache and Syrah, it was clear that our new Revelation blend would be comprised solely of these two grapes.
511 cases made