intense garnet wine brims with complex aromas and flavors of black tea, anise, lavender and fleshy
black cherry fruit. Velvety tannins and vibrant acidity lend dimension and energy through the long

Growing Conditions

2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the
excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a
warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening
through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

Clonal Selection: Calera, Swan


Hand-harvested, picked at night


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016


 Hand-sorted, cold; 6% whole cluster inclusion
 Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
 6-day cold soak, 17 days total maceration
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 82% new

Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères