2006 Agharta (Black Label)
The 2006 Black Label Agharta is a little different this time around. Different in that it is predominately Grenache rather than Syrah and different in that once this offer goes out, that will pretty much be it for this wine as our production is down 70% over the last couple of vintages. Only 146 cases produced and no matter how much you beg…I’m keeping some…this is the best one yet and I love it!
Created from the finest most age-worthy lots in the cellar, we have once again put some incredible juice into the bottle for your enjoyment. Up here on the Earth’s surface Mother Nature unleashed her wrath on our Syrah in 2006 and we didn't get the quantity or quality of Syrah that we thought we needed to continue this project. On the flip side we produced some of the richest most concentrated Grenache we had ever tasted, so we took the leap of faith and kept it in Barrel for 52 months, added some of the most exotic Syrah we had from Richards Family Vineyard and Mountain Terraces Vineyard and what we got is one crazy little wine, different from the previous two yes, very different, but all the better for it…I cannot urge you enough to order your allocation…it is that good.
Crazy swirling aromatics of exotic fruits (white/red/blue), tar, coffee, Rose potpourri, meat, smoke, spice and dark berries. Once you pry your nose out of the glass…it is addicting to smell…and take your first sip, you are rewarded with a very densely textured wine, concentrated from low yields and aging in large format French Oak and Stainless Steel barrels that allow the wine to reduce and concentrate over time while retaining freshness. Very ripe and pleasing fruit sensations fill your mouth while the spice and tannins are just enough to keep everything in play and help define this wine. Graceful while being extremely exotic…and dare I say it…. Hedonistic…
14.9% Alcohol By Volume
52 Months in Barrel
20% New French Oak
50% Neutral French Oak
30% Stainless Steel