Palate

The wine is well balanced, has a beautiful aroma, complex and layers of fruit flavor. The Red Wine is approachable in its youth, but will cellar well for years of enjoyment.

Growing Conditions

The Red Wine has wonderful layers of rich cherry and black fruit. We added Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and give the wine long rich finish with mouth-watering acid. The Malbec adds the floral aroma and dark fruit flavors. Finally we added a dash of Petit Verdot to complement the wine profile.

Bottling

The wine was bottled, unfined and unfiltered July 2010.

Winemaking

We adhere to strictest quality standards. From the vineyard, the clusters are all hand-sorted, 100% de-stemming, the berries are again hand sorted, berry by berry. After three to five days of cold pre-fermentation in small open-top fermenters. We start fermentation by adding yeast and four to five weeks later; the fruit is gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finishes the remaining secondary fermentations. Fermentation: 35 days.

Aging

The wine continues to the carefully age in new French oak barrels from artesian French Coopers. To assure proper aging we age our wines for about eighteen to twenty months in a combination of rare barrels from Ana Selection and Darnajou.

Food Pairing

Our Red Wine can be enjoyed with a variety of food, or by itself.