Originally planted in 1964, the Uriel J. Nielson Vineyard is the oldest wine grape vineyard in Santa Barbara County. It lies in the warmer, eastern most section of the Santa Maria Valley, where the slight increase in temperature suits Syrah and Grenache well. This vintage combines Nielson Grenache with Mourvedre from Thompson Vineyard, which was originally planted in 1991. Both of these vineyards play a significant role in the history of Central Coast Wine production as their founders are considered two of the pioneers of the Santa Barbara County wine region. The 2011 is the first 100% whole cluster fermented Law of Return ever made - a classic, old-world winemaking style which elevates the aromatics and body of this wine.
Varietals: 85% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre
Vineyards: 85% Uriel J. Nielson, 15% Thompson
Production: 170 cases made
Stem Inclusion: 100%
Aging Regimen: 55% New French Oak
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2011 AUTØNØM Law of Return Grenache