Nose

solid aromas of boysenberry and cassis

Palate

These notes continue on the palate and are layered with sweet flavors of dark cherry and blackberry. Rich tannins extend the luscious finish. The French oak aging provides the hint of toastiness and adds to the length of the finish.

Winemaking

Gently hand-picked at the peak of ripeness, the grapes for this wine were de-stemmed and crushed at the winery, then placed in stainless steel tanks for a two day cold soak followed by a 15-day fermentation designed to extract color, flavor and tannin from the grape skins. Following fermentation, 100% of the young wine was transferred to French oak barrels and 50% were new wood, imbuing the wine with subtle oak nuances and texture. The wine aged for 18 months in barrel with three rackings prior to bottling.