The wine offers a deep, rich, heady nose. Allspice and cinnamon emerge,
dominated by blackberry and raspberry with a hint of white pepper. Rose petal and sweet toasty oak complement
the aromatic espresso notes of the wine.
Think berries and cream when you consider the flavors. Lush and round,
an appropriate acidity keeps the wine lively.
2005 was a wonderful, bountiful, long growing season that resulted in wines with great intensity in all
dimensions—flavor, color, and aromas. A very cool early September had us wondering if grapes would ripen at all,
but the weather finally cooperated with enough heat and no rain to guide us to another wonderful vintage.
Bottling Date: April 26, 2007.
Fermentation: 28 days average, up to 84º
Maceration: 18 days
17 months French, Hungarian, American; 40% New American & Hungarian.
Dark ruby in color.