Rich boysenberry
and cassis aromas.


The expansive palate has great range with flavors of ripe blackberries, tobacco leaf
and savory herbs. Round chewy tannins bolster the finish that lingers with hints of crushed graphite
and slate.

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.


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
 6-day cold soak, 30 days total maceration
 Gentle pumpovers and delestage
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 100% new.

Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marques, Radoux


Opaque black color with a brilliant purple rim.