This wine boasts fresh, vibrant aromas of wild raspberry, subtlety
perfumed with dark purple florals, bergamot, and cigar box. Juicy flavors of red sweet cherry, and
sun-ripened strawberry symphonize amid savory herbs and spice.


A brightness of acidity simply
electrifies the palate, and lends to a mouthfeel bolstered by fine grain tannins that offer linearity,
textural and structural broadness, and depth to the overall experience.

Growing Conditions

A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with
cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is
known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit
thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a
common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.


Hand-harvested at night, sheers only.


Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2017.


 Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 4% whole cluster inclusion
 Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
 5-day cold soak, 17 day maceration
 Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 50% new.

Coopers: Francois Frères, Cadus, Damy


Bright ruby red in the glass.

Food Pairing

This superbly balanced, and
finely structured wine complements a wide range of cuisines, including umami-rich ingredients such
as wild mushroom, grilled fish, and pungent cheeses. Serve at 50°-55° F.