Sans Liege The Offering – 750ML

WS 94
WA 91
WE 93

More dream than plan, The Offering began with days spent in the vines, late nights in the cellar, and thoughts on redemption. My prized cuvee from ten hand-picked sites, The Offering opens
a window into my mutual respect for time-honored practices and fixation with whatever lies around the bend.

Sans Liege is my relentless search for independence. Equally aligned with the freedoms of the New World and the heritage of the Rhône Valley, I am careful not to hold too closely to either. Tending fruit in vineyards that have captured my heart from Paso Robles down to Solvang, these sites speak for me and I for them; the only partners now on this path I tread.
– Curt Schalchlin, Winemaker

Tasting Notes

When you arrive the celebration is raging, much like the huge bonfire in the center of the crowd. You are met with scents of anise, mulling spices, kirsch and leather. A friend claps you on the back and hands you a bowl crafted from juniper proclaiming “wassail!” “Drink hail” you chorus with the rest of the group, taking a gulp and passing it on. Treats of olive tapenade and plums with cinnamon are shared as the merriment continues into the night.

Winemaking Information

48% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier

Serving Suggestion

Decant 1+ hours, serve slightly above cellar temperature (60F) Aging Potential: 7-9 years

Vineyard & Varietal Information

Grenache:Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby Syrah: Laetita, White Hawk, Zotovich Mourvèdre: Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands - Alta Mesa, Derby Viognier: White Hawk

Wine Spectator

94 points || Distinctive, refined and well-built, offering expressive black cherry, cigar box, green olive and cured meat accents that build richness on the long finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2026.

#20 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019

Wine Advocate

91 points || A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier, the pale to medium ruby colored 2016 The Offering features aromas of cherry candy, powdered strawberry, dried herbs, warm redcurrant, stewed rhubarb and candied blue fruits. It's medium-bodied with good fruit intensity, grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long with a floral tinge.

Wine Enthusiast

93 points & Editors Choice || This thoughtful blend of 48% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre and 1% Viognier is an excellent choice for less than $30. Aromas of game, leather, boysenberry and peppercorn kick off the nose, leading into a palate that blends savory charred meat flavors and hoisin sauce with black-plum and wild berry flavors.
Varietal Red Blend
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Brand Sans Liege
Vintage 2016


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SKU 30491

12 in stock

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