I would never condone stealing, except when it comes to this Pickpocket from our friends from Sans Liege. All joking aside, Sans Liege has made a name for itself as one of the best Rhone Varietal producers in the state, and this latest release might be one of the best ones yet-to-date.
Sans Liege 2010 “Pickpocket” Tempelton Gap, Paso Robles
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The 2010 Pickpocket (100% Grenache) is sourced from the Alta Colina, Derby Alban, Tablas and Pipestone vineyards. As the light is stripped softly from the bookcases, heavy curtains and sullen marble floors of this country manor, your host is likely to pour you a nightcap from some inky carafe. You are met with a rich perfume of brandied cherry Ceylon tea, fresh plum, nutmeg shard and black chocolate. A final cup of fine ground coffee is served. The sunken glass of the windows waxes to obsidian, and a prick begins worming in your mind: this place has magic. The sense comes quickly and carries with it a taste of old growth forest, burnt cinnamon, tiny sweet strawberries, creek fresh mint and fog. Now in comfortable repose in your room, you notice the creep of long shadows. It is a hours till dawn, and the sheets will make a poor shield from the darkness to come. Only 21 barrels (500 cases were produced), so this will be gone in no time. This wine has great aging potential. I would advise to decant this wine a good two hours before consumption and serve slightly below room temperature.