2019 Barrel Select Cuvee
48% PMV Syrah (Ballard Canyon AVA), 25% Mourvedre (Los Olivos District AVA), and 27% Grenache (Los Olivos District AVA)
The Barrel Select Cuvee has come into its own over the past several vintages, and we are so pleased with its progress that it is making its first ever appearance in our Futures program. This reserve wine wonderfully combines the finest Syrah (own rooted Clone 1) from Purisima Mountain Vineyard in Ballard Canyon, with deep, flavorful Mourvedre, and lifted Grenache from the Thomas and Judith Beckmen Estate Vineyard in the Los Olivos District. A favorite of the winemaking team, the Barrel Select Cuvee is a wine that we are extremely proud to produce. In winemaking, it can take a while to find the right combination in a blend, but when it comes together, like in the 2019 Barrel Select Cuvee, incredible things can happen.
Winemaker Description: Deep, penetrating, and room filling, the bouquet of the Barrel Select Cuvee is clean, pure, and expressive - floral driven with notes of fresh blackberry, plum, black currant, pepper, roasted herbs, and leather. Lifted, bright, and mouth-filling, the wine displays perfectly ripened blackberry fruit along with cranberry, plum, blueberry, and pepper flavors. With a long finish that turns floral and minerally with fine tannins and great acidity, the wine is truly beautiful and checks all the boxes. It will age wonderfully for 25+ years.
- Futures Price: 40
- Released Price: 60
- Release Date: November 2021