When swirled in the glass, fine tears form quickly, and aromas of black raspberry and plum waft from the glass. Within moments, a halo of olive, dried earth and vanilla begins to fill the nose, very appealing.


The palate opens with a fruit core of Bing cherry laced with caramel, and the refined and smooth tannins make this wine very approachable.


20 months in 100% French Oak, 50% New


The color is a warm garnet red, reminiscent of velvet in the sun.