Nose

Cassis, dusty dark chocolate covered blueberries, black olives and dried herbs on the nose

Palate

The palate is fruit forward with cassis and layered red and blue fruits. The wine is soft and juicy on the entry and is followed by chewy tannins in the mid palate and a lick of sweet oak tannin on the finish.

Growing Conditions

An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in September.

Aging

18 months in 40% new and 60% neutral French oak

Food Pairing

BBQ Pulled Pork or Smoked Heritage St. Louis Ribs