Delivering great depth from a diverse set of top rated vineyards, this deep crimson wine displays
sophisticated aromas of lavender, pencil shaving and black fruits.


The dense, viscous palate fills the
mouth with boysenberry, red currant, and cassis. The long polished finish is graced with subtle notes
of cigar box and is fully rounded by the velvety tannins.

Growing Conditions

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.

Properties: Nathan Coombs Estate, State Lane, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las
Piedras, Wombats, Flat Rock
Clonal Selection: 4, 7, 337


Hand-harvested, picked at night.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2015.


 Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
 Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
 5-day cold soak, 29 days total maceration
 Gentle pumpovers and delestage
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 63% new.

Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Radoux, Baron, Boutes, Marques, Sylvain