2014 Divine Force
2014 Divine Force
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In Yoga, there is breathing technique in which you inhale through your nose as much air as you can, then sip a little more through your mouth, hold it for a few seconds, then release slowly from the top of your chest down through the rib cage. This type of breathing is good for relaxation. This wine is like that breath; it fills the mouth with slate, chocolate, blackberry and white pepper and just when you think you’ve reached the limit of opulence, there in your sipping you discover more layers of darkness blended with the light. You swallow and it’s juices continue to be revealed as it lingers on your tongue. Now isn't that relaxing?
Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, Estelle Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, 40% Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard, Ballard AVA, SYV, 20% Petite Sirah, La Presa Vineyard
119 cases produced ~ 1,428 bottles
Turiya Wines 5th Vintage
Harvest Date: August and September 2014
100% Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Brix 22.3 - 25.6
14.3% Alc. PH 3.46
4 day cold soak
10 day low temperature, natural fermentation
Soft press, separating free run from pressed juice.
49 month barrel aging, one time used French Oak barrels.
no bottle aging before release.
Hand bottled, hand waxed. 24k gold screen-printed bottles. Signed by the Winemaker.
Drinking window: now through 2026
A little extra:
This bottling is extra special because it marks the first Turiya Wine that features any Petite Sirah. As one of my personal favorites, it is still relatively hard to get my hands on the grape, especially from this specific site - La Presa Vineyard. This vineyard is tucked into the southernmost part of the Santa Ynez Valley along the mountains that crests above the valley. This site reflects the cooler nights that it gets with loads of white pepper dousing the berries character as well as the deep tannins and hearty flavors. Although the Petite Sirah was the minor component in this blend it seems to shine the brightest. Keep an eye out for future makings of this grape, as long as I can get my hands on it.