Cassis, boysenberry, lavender, sage, cedar, tobacco leaf.
Flavor: Peak-ripe, plums, wild berries, thyme, clove and vanillin.
Texture: Creamy fine grain tannins from front to finish. Rich, savory flavors that coat the mouth entirely and continuously. Dense and mouth wateringly juicy.
2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013 vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.
-Average of 26-days of maceration, including 5 day cold soak
-Primary fermentation with native and selected yeasts
-Native malolactic fermentation
Aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels, 14% new oak.