rich, ripe fruit aromas.


Soft tannins blend well with the fruit and sweet oak to yield a full-bodied
wine with excellent balance and a long, lingering finish

Growing Conditions

A cool, dry spring, with unseasonably cool summer temperatures followed a
winter of average rainfall. The 1999 harvest followed a long cool growing
season that allowed the grapes to achieve a long hang time on the vines.
Warm temperatures in September brought the grapes to full maturity, with
excellent acidity and flavors, in mid-October.


23 months in French Oak


deep ruby in color