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2007 Ground Around
2007 Ground Around


 
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Description Technical Specs
 
2007 Ground Around Santa Barbara County | 240 cases produced
A blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Grenache and 10% Syrah, from different vineyards. 5% stem inclusion during long cold soaks and fermentations. The wine was aged for 2 years in 20% new French and American barrels and 1 year in bottle prior to release.

A complex blend of fruit, tannin and acid. The wine is bright and will burst upon your palate. Drink it now or age another 7-10 years.

Ground Around was named by Santa Barbara Winemaker Doug Margerum for it's earthy & rich flavors. It's an homage to the vineyard, as we believe that the Core of every wine begins in the vineyard.
Critics Review
RJonWine.com
5/23/13
(Core Ground Around) Medium dark red color; lifted, cinnamon, tart cherry nose; silky textured, tart cranberry, cinnamon palate; medium-plus finish (41% Tempranillo from Santa Barbara Highlands vineyard, 23% Tempranillo from Laetitia vineyard, 18% Grenache from Alta Mesa vineyard, 18% Syrah from Santa Barbara Highlands vineyard; 14.9% alcohol)

The Rhone Report

With much more Tempranillo in the blend (64% Tempranillo and the rest an even split of Syrah and Grenache) and a slightly more high toned profile, the 2007 Core Ground Around sports a deep purple color to go with youthful notes of blackberry and plum styled fruits to go with notes of new leather, sage, and black pepper. This gives way to a medium-bodied, supple red that has juicy acidity, a dry, savory character, and solid length on the finish. Fine tannin rounds out the finish nicely, and this well done, age-worthy blend needs 3-4 years of bottle age and has upwards of a 10-12 years of longevity. (90 pts.)

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