Decadent 2014 opens ethereal and heady, overflowing with rich
aromas of black cherry, madagascar vanilla, espresso, cocoa
nib, forest floor, and buttery pastry.
The palate follows with
massive yet elegant flavors of ripe cherry, ganache, black tea,
lively spice, and mouthfuls of silky impeccably integrated
tannins that transition gracefully to a lengthy rich finish that
goes on and on.
VINEYARD: Arthur Spencer for his family’s Temple Family Vineyards
Hand picked in the cold midnight, then destemmed and hand sorted,
sending the whole, unbroken berries straight to the fermenter for five days of extended cold soak
Bottled in May 2016 unfined.
Extended cold-soak maceration period prior to "wild" yeast fermentation.
Wine spent 4 weeks on skins before draining and pressing straight to barrel where it underwent
"wild" malolactic fermentation.
The wine was racked only once during its 18 months in barrel. In
short, our philosophy is one of minimal intervention in pursuit of the most natural and harmonious
winemaking style possible.
18 months in 75% new 225 Liter French Oak barrels