Cali Côtes du Rhône at a Bargain price

 
Owner & Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality domestic Rhône blends at a very respectable price level for years. Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and the rest is history. Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base among my clients, as far as Japan, Europe and South America. The 2019 Sans Liege “The Offering” is by far the best Cali Côtes du Rhône release to date!    

Sans Liege 2019 GSM “The Offering” Santa Barbara                    
GGWC 32.00
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This generous blend of 42% Grenache, 38% Syrah, and 20% Mourvèdre is an excellent choice in the low $30. Aromas of  boysenberry and peppercorn jump out of the glass, which lead to a lush medium-bodied palate that blends savory charred meat flavors and hoisin sauce with dark chocolate, plum and blackberry flavors. Silky finish.

The Sans Liege “The Offering” (a blend of 42% Grenache, 38% Syrah, and 20% Mourvèdre) is a wine that captures the imagination and challenges expectations, it displays a beautiful purity and depth that is reminiscent of having a summer picnic in an ancient church. Resinous scents of black cherry cola, frankincense, fresh-peeled Clementine orange and vanilla extract lead to a well-structured and balanced palate of curried mix-berry cobbler, turmeric, dark chocolate cocoa nibs and black pepper with rocky, persistent tannins.

Winemaker Notes: “Sitting atop a wool blanket in the midst of the redwood forest you sip water with muddled raspberries & a sprig of thyme. Slivers of daylight shine down through the towering giants which surround you and the fall breeze brushes your face. It carries scents of sassafras, wild strawberry and tobacco leaves. After weeks of feeling stuck you finally begin to sketch, smelling the graphite from your pencil as it flicks across the page. The forest is replete with inspiration and offers all that you need.”

Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points: “Coming from throughout the Central Coast and a blend of 42% Grenache, 38% Syrah, and 20% Mourvèdre, the 2019 Offering delivers a delicious, Côtes du Rhône-like vibe in its peppery red and black fruits as well as leafy herbs, earth, and subtle meaty, spicy aromas and flavors. It's nicely textured, medium-bodied, and has the depth to keep for 4-5 years.”

Vineyard Sources:
Grenache: Alta Mesa, Kopack, Alta Colina, Derby, Jesperson, Spanish Springs. 
Syrah: Slide Hill, White Hawk, Zotovich, Old Potrero, Spanish Springs.
Mourvedre: Alta Colina, Derby, Santa Barbara Highlands, Old Potrero

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