Ground Around - Private: $30.77/BTL - License: $25.11/BTL

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Ground Around - Private: $30.77/BTL - License: $25.11/BTL


Sold in cases of 12 · Vendu en case de 12

Ground Around was named by Santa Barbara Winemaker Doug Margerum for it's earthy and rich flavors. 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. 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. Only 220 cases produced.

Année / Year 2007
Appellation Santa Barbara Highlands
Grape Variety 60% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah
Case 12
Format 750 mL
Region Central Coast California
Alcohol % 14.9
Colour Deep, dark scarlet at its core, with an almost completely opaque heart that transitions into a lovely red ruby edge.
Bouquet Bright and aromatic, with plenty of oaky spice right off the bat. Dark cherry and dried red raspberry mingle with sweet vanilla, saddle leather, and spicy herbal notes of sage and rosemary.
Flavour Bold, lush, and concentrated, with plenty of sweet, dark fruit balanced by earthy tones of sweet tobacco leaf, aged leather, fresh forest floor, clove, cinnamon, black peppercorn, and just a touch of herbal black tea.
Pairings A perfectly grilled burger, served with black pepper-spiced bacon and aged cheddar, with plenty of fresh tomato and lettuce on top. Serve alongside some spiced french fries.
Serving Temp 17C