Similar to the Novillero with its eclectic blend of 83% Syrah, 14% Grenache, and 3% Viognier, the 2007 Sanguis Backseat Betty, aged 32 months in 65% new French oak, shows a much darker profile with earthy blackberry, crème de cassis, espresso roast, charred meat, and touches of leather on the nose. Light and deft on the palate, with medium to full body, great acidity, and ultra fine-grained tannin on the finish, this beauty should evolve and age gracefully over the next 10 to 15 years.
The grapes for this marvelous Rhône blend come from various vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. The blend is 83% Syrah, 14% Grenache and 3% Viognier. The aroma is marked by the scent of white pepper, black cherry liqueur, dark chocolate and buttered toast, with similar flavors. It's rich to the point of decadence, yet balanced and minerally. New oak to the tune of 65% is easily integrated.
The 2007 Red Wine Backseat Betty is a big, racy wine loaded with bright red fruit, raspberry jam, flowers and spices. It shows tons of depth and textural richness along with silky tannins and excellent balance. Backseat Betty is 83% Syrah, 14% Grenache and 3% Viognier, aged predominantly in new French oak barrels. (AG)
A delicate style, with firm, ripe, spicy cherry, plum and mineral notes that are full-bodied and complex, unfolding gracefully and ending with a detailed finish. Syrah, Grenache and Viognier. (JL, Web-2011)
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