At first glance, the nose exhibits an inviting whiff of raspberry liquor that is anchored by wet stones drying on a hot summer day.
The fruit flavors are a parade of black and blue fruits that slowly transfer to sweet black tea with a gentle yet firm finish. This wine is a perfect excuse to dust off the decanter and stash a few bottles in the back of your cellar if you can resist drinking every bottle young.
The saying “adversity breeds greatness” is very apropos for this vintage. The extreme drought of 2013 allowed for the vines to receive very little rainfall. However our water treatment center ensures there is always sufficient water stored in the caves for such a drought. As a result, in 2013 we were able to manage a drought vintage with out damage to the fruit quality. The resulting wine exhibits exceptional concentrations both in structure and aromatics.
Bottled July 2015.
Aged 20 months in 89% French oak.