Refugio Ranch Vineyards Barbareño
Aged for 22 months in a combination of concrete tank, barrique and 400 liter puncheon.
Linne Clay Loam – this whitish gray soil contains limestone pieces beginning 18”-24” below the surface. The presence of limestone captures and preserves the freshness in this wine, and being a heavier soil lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Santa Lucia Clay Loam – This soil lends itself to brighter, oral aromatics and lower pH. Being a heavier soil it also lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Harvest Dates: Between September 14th and October 23rd, 2017
TA: 5.75 g/L
Bottling Date: July 31st, 2019
Cases Produced: 775 cases
Wine Enthusiast – “Grown on the rugged northern slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains, this blend of 78% Syrah and 22% Petite Sirah starts with aromas of cassis, char, beef, pepper and soy. The palate is framed by strong tannins and acidity, with hearty black-currant and grilled meat flavors. Drink 2022–2032.” (93 Pts)