solid aromas of boysenberry and cassis


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.


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.