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Desparada Soothsayer 2016 Cabernet, Barbera Blend

Desparada Soothsayer 2016 Cabernet, Barbera Blend

Varietal: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Barbera 

Vineyards: 37% Spanish Springs, 27% Pine Hawk, 23% Star Lane, 13% Two Wolves

Appellation: California

Aging: 80% neutral and 20% once used French oak barrels

Production Notes: 100% destemmed, 10% fermented in Amphora (Barbera), 90% in bin and then all aged in barrel for 20 months

496 cases made

16% alc by vol

Tasting Notes: It’s dangerous to fall asleep beneath the ripe mulberry tree: endless dreams of raspberry mazes, or milk chocolate hail or sage gardens watered with nothing but Saint Germain and then there’s always the soft muzzle of the bear licking the berries from your forehead and snapping you awake.