Nose

The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola and spice complement the fruit aromas.

Palate

On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted flavors that only mature hillside vineyards can render

Winemaking

After the completion of the primary fermentation, the wine was immediately delivered to barrels to initiate the secondary malolactic fermentation.

Aging

The wine was aged 18 months in barrels: 35% of which were new French oak, and 5% of which were new American oak barrels.