2010

Story Line Shiraz

Santa Ynez Valley

Here is the story behind the story line. Late night cellar work has its dangers—and benefits! When a sleepy cellar crew (us) inadvertently pumped two separate lots of Syrah into the same tank, a true Plan B moment was thrust upon us. We really liked the result though, so in the interest of a good story we decided to use the more exotic sounding Shiraz for the label. The forklift through the wall incident came later, but that’s another story. Cheers!

  • Finished Alcohol
  • %13.1
  • Total Acidity
  • .657
  • pH
  • 3.64
  • Color
  • Red
  • Harvest Date
  • 10-24-10
  • Brix at Harvest
  • 23.7

2010

Valley View Syrah

Santa Ynez Valley

Ever notice that when the statement is made that “so and so needs no introduction” what follows is usually a long introduction? When we say this wine really speaks for itself, we could go on and on, but really, this wine does speak for itself. If you’re into that sort of thing, try with a little dark chocolate in the 62-70% range.

  • Finished Alcohol
  • %15.1
  • Total Acidity
  • .621
  • pH
  • 3.65
  • Color
  • Red
  • Harvest Date
  • 10-13-10
  • Brix at Harvest
  • 26.2

2010

GMS

Red Table Wine

Our GMS is a traditional blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah. Don’t let the “red table wine” designation mislead you. This wine is modeled after the classic Rhone blends. Not a copy, think “homage”. Easy drinking on its own or really nice with a good Manchego cheese. The blend is 45% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, and 15% Storyline Shiraz.

  • Finished Alcohol
  • %13.6
  • Total Acidity
  • .592
  • pH
  • 3.74
  • Color
  • Red
  • Harvest Date
  • N/A
  • Brix at Harvest
  • N/A

2010

Grenache

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

We like to think of Grenache as a real alternate to Pinot. A lighter bodied style with nice acidity and bright red fruit flavors make this a choice “foodie” wine. Not a bad sipper before your supper either! Enjoy!

  • Finished Alcohol
  • %13.9
  • Total Acidity
  • .558
  • pH
  • 3.75
  • Color
  • Red
  • Harvest Date
  • 9-30-10
  • Brix at Harvest
  • 25.2

2010

Mourvèdre

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Moving away from the California fruit bomb trend, our Mourvèdre proves that doing so is no sacrifice. Look for subtle fruit, complex aromas, just a hint of pipe tobacco, and a nice lingering finish. Picking a little earlier gave us lower alcohol so you can enjoy another glass. Good thinking!

  • Finished Alcohol
  • %12.6
  • Total Acidity
  • .597
  • pH
  • 3.80
  • Color
  • Red
  • Harvest Date
  • 10-23-10
  • Brix at Harvest
  • 23.2