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2016 High Tide, Rhone Blend
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The 2016 High Tide is a Mourvèdre dominated blend with Grenache and Syrah playing supporting roles. Aromatically expressive, with earth and tobacco leaves. The palate is full, showing cherry and Asian spice. Dusty tannins give this blend structure, but are fine enough to keep it approachable. Finishes long, with a mineral edge.
Wine Advocate ~ 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
Jeb Dunnuck 91 Points ~ 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
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points ~ 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