Sansliege offering

"The Offering" 2013

Sans Liege

The cannonball was heavy. It took all your effort to load it into this iron muzzle. All there is to do now is take aim over the blackberry bushes, cinnamon trees, the fields of drying oolong and hopefully make impact on the wall of the fruit cellar. The crumpled marble mixes with the smashed jars of cherry preserves, clove spiced strawberries and cured meats. The bounty is now for you and your kin. Let the Saturnalia begin!

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
45% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
18% new puncheons,18% neutral Puncheons, 4% new barriques, 11% second fill barriques and 49% neutral barriques (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
15.4
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1750

Reviews

  • "91 points. 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." (Robert Parker)
  • "91 points. 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." (Wine Spectator)

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