DESPARADA SACKCLOTH AND ASHES

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At it’s core Sackcloth & Ashes is the gestalt of this cellar. This is the blend they look forward to making most each year.

They pull from their favorite barrels regardless of the style, in the attempt to make a wine of singular character and expression.

This is the tête de cuvée.



VARIETALS: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Grenache

VINEYARDS: Two Wolves, Star Lane, Pine Hawk, Chelle, TTT, Vogelzang, Sorso, Lunacy

APPELLATIONS: California

CASES MADE: 1073

ALCOHOL: 15.6% Alc by Vol.

TASTING NOTES: In the meadow a lightning struck birch is burning slowly, like the earth were smoking a sweet cigar. Map in hand you approach the tree, the scented steam rises off it—chocolate mint, alpine herbs, candy cap mushrooms and sel grez. The bark is soft and tastes of black currant jam and the rust of the sword of Charlemagne, which you free from the roots.