The Offering GSM 2020, Sans Liege

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Within the refuge of the cottage a fire dances in the wood burning stove while outside a coastal storm rages. The windows show you redwoods and sassafras trees being assailed by rain. You pick up your book to settle in for the afternoon and take in a long breath. Scents of dark cherry, chocolate shavings, and baking spices linger in the air from the morning’s baking project and they meld with the more savory aromas of herbs de Provence & white pepper from the kitchen. As you exhale you happily ease into quietude.

Vineyard Notes
44% Grenache: Alta Mesa, Old Portrero, Derby, Slide Hill, Kopack, Jesperson, Kimsey.36% Syrah: Old Potrero, White Hawk, Slide Hill, Evenson, Spanish Springs.

20% Mourvèdre: Alta Mesa, Alta Colina

Production Notes
30% whole cluster Grenache, 25% stem return Syrah, 100% de-stemmed Mourvèdre

About the Winery

"Sans Liege is my relentless search for independence.  Equally aligned with the freedoms of the New World and the heritage of the Rhone Valley, I am careful not to hold too closely to either.  Instead I trust an intuition of the microcosms of each vineyard site and vine to guide my work through each vintage.  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, Sans Liege & Groundwork Wines

Sans Liege Artwork

Art of the German Expressionist movement has long been an influence on Sans Liege. There is an honest darkness, a raw, visceral uncertainty, that resonates with my story and the story of my wines. When I happened upon New York artist Gene Ploss, I felt that his work shared an energy with mine. Art in that style has since been a focus of my label design.