Wine goes Divine Comedy. A dramatic label series from one of Wine Spectator’s favorite young up-and-coming winemakers.
I am free to make the wine of my choosing because I follow no one. Traveling light, all I need is carried inside: a pure heart, a clear mind, and an old soul. Though the sky is dark and the way is lost, with each footstep there is insight; with each breath, resolve.
2007 En Gedi Grenache
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
Far above the desert of the Cuyama Valley lies a lush and verdant vineyard, set like the oasis of En Gedi amid the dry Judean Desert. With peculiar grace, the unlikely Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard delivers incomparably profound Grenache vintage after vintage. I am indebted to this place for showing me that the only way to ascend is by climbing from below.
2007 Pickpocket Grenache
West Side Paso Robles
Sometimes privilege is better stolen than granted. While hand-harvesting one cluster at a time, I quietly amassed a fortune of the finest fruit available from Paso Robles’ West Side vineyards to make this Pickpocket Grenache. But while the profit is great on a pittance that’s slowly gathered, a crook can’t hide in the shadows forever.
NV The Prophetess
Santa Barbara County
She is a proclaimer of truth and friend to the wise; a recounter of what has been and harbinger of what’s to come. My bellwether, my fearful navigator, The Prophetess balances on the raging waves of time with an outstretched arm and a kind whisper that slices the darkness of the unknown.