Ripe fruit coupled with beautifully toasted new French oak make this wine scream of chocolate covered plums and chocolate drizzled strawberries. The cocoa then gives way to the smell of a fresh baked boysenberry pie—perhaps one sitting on a window sill above a bed of aromatic roses. An incredibly balanced wine, just before the finish, it hints at the iron-rich earth in which it was grown. Then, slowly, it fades, leaving you with just a memory of sweet oak and ripe fruit.
Vineyard: Stagecoach Vineyard
20 Months in 70% New French Oak
The slow running legs and inky red color of this wine give away its intensity before you’ve even lifted the glass to your nose.