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Wesley Ashley Wines 2009 Intelligent Design Cuvee, Santa Barbara, CA
Wesley Asley 2009 "Intelligent Design" Cuvee
In the early morning in Santa Barbara, California, the primary grape varietal in this wine, Grenache, was picked, hand sorted and de-stemmed. Primary fermentation took place over ten days in stainless steel with native yeasts after a three day cold soak. It was then transferred to neutral oak barrels for Malolactic fermentation beforeblending with Syrah and Petit Sirah. The resulting wine is packed full of spicy strawberry aromas and flavors punctuated by notes of black fruit, vanilla, mocha and game. Excellent in structure and balance, this wine is made to enjoy on its own or to pair with a hearty meal. Enjoy!