Complex aromas of espresso bean, cinnamon, cedar and clove
Black fruit - rustic, ripe and resplendent.
Red varietals are picked at full ripeness and maturity. Hand sorted and de-stemmed to small stainless steel tanks and open top fermenters, the wines are pressed off at dryness after 2-4 weeks on the skins. Bordeaux varietals are aged primarily in new French oak for 19 months then bottled unfined and unfiltered. We also like American oak in some of our blends including the Alec's Blend and Syrah. We produce big, spicy, concentrated wines that are balanced yet full of black fruit and mature, mouth-coating tannins. We source the finest fruit from Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford and Oak Knoll for our red varietals. Each site was selected for a specific varietal character, with many of the vineyards being planted exclusively for us. We've chosen low vigor rootstocks and a selection of clones to give us balanced vines and modest yields, producing maximum flavors. Crafted from prime hillside vineyards in Rutherford at the home of George and Carol Biel, the gravitational force of thick textured tannins keeps the experience rooted to something here on earth.