Nose

plum, blackberry and spice that continues through the palate.

Palate

The supple tannins give the wine a smooth texture and long, beautiful finish.

Winemaking

Hand-picked in the early morning so the grape clusters remain cool and intact, the fruit was quickly brought to the winery where it was de-stemmed, crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. During Fermentation, our skilled cellar crew performed two pumpovers a day, in order to extract color and phenolics from the grape skins. The grapes were gently pressed, to grant tannins a luscious profile. The wine was racked to 100% French oak barrels (60% new) where it aged for 20 months with three rackings prior to bottling.