A fascinating interplay of bright red fruit and dark black fruit, it has a lively nose of black and Bing cherry, rhubarb, the tartness of cran and lingonberry, grenadine and a suggestion of licorice.
It leads with heft and power with flavors leaning to the darker side. Flavors of cola, cherries, lingonberry jam, bay, rhubarb, blueberry skins and hints of pepper and cinnamon. There underlies a bass note of sanguine savoriness, giving it a Burgundian quality. It has mouth-tingling acidity that persists past the finish.
The estate-grown fruit is all hand-harvested, cold soaked on skins.
Aged for 11 months in 35% new French Oak primarily from Dargaud & Jaegle, Marsannay and Francois Freres.