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2016 High Tide, Rhone Blend
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
This High Tide is a Mourvèdre dominated blend at 50%, rounding out with 33% Grenache and 17% Syrah. Mourvèdre provides the bones for this tightly-structured wine, showing spice and florals. Grenache gives higher tone perfume and red fruit aromatics, while Syrah fleshes out the mid-palate, and adds to the long finish. Partial whole-cluster fermentation lends savory game notes to this elegant yet complex wine that continues to develop in the glass and should age well for at least 10 years past the vintage.
The 2016 High Tide is a blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache and 17% Syrah. It has a medium ruby-purple color and scents of blueberries and red fruit, with olive, roasted coffee, baked black berries and cherries, cracked pepper and meaty notes. Medium to full-bodied, it offers baked fruits with firm, chewy tannins and tart acidity, finishing long. Drink date 2019-2025. — Erin Brooks
2015 High Tide
The 2015 High Tide checks in as a mix of 50% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache and the rest Syrah that was brought up in 17% new French oak. It's a sexy little red that has lots of framboise and cherry fruits intermixed with ample spice, herbes de Provence, and dried flower aromas and flavors. Charming, balanced, and drinkable are the buzz words for this terrific wine. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years. Maturity 2018-2024. — Jeb Dunnuck
The nose is tightly wound yet showing hints of roasted plum, root beer and sandalwood on this blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache and 17% Syrah. There sip is wrapped in tannic tension and offers flavors of pine wood, nutmeg and black plum. — Matt Kettmann