Vibrant expressions of new leather, cherry pit and blueberries greet the palate with this wine, followed by a touch of clove spice at the end. The well-integrated aromas carry into a mouthfeel that amplifies the same flavors seamlessly. This wine’s core strength lies in its exceptional mid-palate, which carries the tannins gracefully to a lingering finish. Its acid is bright and structure firm, giving this vintage the desired taut character; it will age gracefully.

Growing Conditions

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Bottled April 2003.


Aged 28 months in 50% new French oak.

Food Pairing

Pairs exceptionally well with earthy, rich flavors such as porcini mushrooms in cream or beef wellington.