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2020 High Tide, Rhone Blend
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Mourvèdre is the star in our 2020 High Tide, with Grenache and Syrah playing supporting roles. Dark cherry, spice and forest floor are highlighted in this deliciously balanced wine. Raised in neutral oak, showing purity and freshness, you can drink this blend today or cellar for 8-10 years. Pair with cheese and charcuterie or braised meats.
Vinous 94 points ~ The 2020 High Tide, Jaffurs's 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache is gorgeous. Succulent dark cherry, plum, leather, spice, and menthol all flesh out with a bit of aeration. The 2020 is impeccably balanced, not to mention incredibly delicious. Drinking window 2024-2034. — Antonio Galloni
Jeb Dunnuck 92 points ~ The 2020 High Tide is 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, and 20% Syrah that was 25% destemmed and spent 18 months in neutral barrels. It's a solid step up over the Grenache, offering beautiful darker berry fruits as well as violets, tons of peppery herbs, and some foresty, earthy nuances. Balanced and medium to full-bodied, with wonderful purity, it's a gem that will keep for 7-8 years, probably longer. — Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Enthusiast 93 points Editors' Choice ~ This blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, and 20% Syrah reveals itself over the hours, showcasing a fresh while funky character. It begins with aromas of baked cherry, wet concrete, and singed tobacco on the nose. The palate is tight at first, then opens toward strawberry-sorbet and charcuterie touches. — Matt Kettmann
2017 High Tide, Santa Barbara County
Jeb Dunnuck 92 points ~ The 2017 High Tide Santa Barbara County checks in as close to equal parts Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre that saw plenty of stems and 18 months in 17% new French oak. This meaty, spicy blend offers a deep purple hue, notes of spiced blackberries, crushed violets, and peppery spice, medium-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a well-balanced, concentrated style that's going to evolve nicely for 7-8 years or more. Maturity 2020-2028. — Jeb Dunnuck