2006 L'Intruse Mourvèdre
Santa Barbara County
L'Intruse (The Intruder) appears subtle and unobtrusive at first sip but quickly proves itself worthy of your attention. This blend of Mourvèdre and Grenache from the Alta Mesa Vineyard with a bit of Syrah from the Thompson and White Hawk Vineyards exhibits notes of blueberry, blackberry and white flower on the nose. In the mouth it shows concentrated black fruits, truffles on the palette and a long, sustained finish. The intruder is here to stay. Enjoy this wine with a variety of foods, both heavy red meats and those with heavy sauces for the next 5-7 years.
75% Mourvèdre, Alta Mesa Vineyard
23% Syrah, White Hawk & Thompson Vineyard
2% Grenache, Alta Mesa Vineyard
Indigenous Yeast Fermentation
Aged 18 months in neutral French Oak Barrels