Alluring aromas and flavors
of wild blueberries, black plum, cloves, black pepper, and classic syrah meatiness. The mouthfeel
is round and seamless through the persistent finish.
2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring
led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through
bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July,
resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013
vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015.
Hand sorted, cold; no whole cluster inclusion
6 day cold soak, 24 days total maceration
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 48% new.
Coopers: Francois Frères, Cadus.
This deep purple colored wine is all about rich, ripe elegance.