2012 offered near-perfect growing conditions. Warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop with increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather, and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.
This mountain-grown wine displays robust aromas of cherry and blackberry cobbler, with a hint of fresh-brewed espresso. The palate is equally expressive, with flavors of blueberry, black tea and black currants. A bold tannin structure adds complexity to this intense and voluptuous wine.
Aging & Oak 16 months in oak 90% French oak, 10% American oak 40% New Oak, 60% Second Vintage