The fusion of beauty and power are realized in the glass as this
intense ruby-black wine entertains the nose with an abundance of dark cherry, black
plum and ripe blackberry aromas beneath nuances of dried rose petal and cracked
white pepper.


Further deep fruit notes of stewed Bing cherry, black raspberry and
blackcurrant flood the palate, framed by undertones of black olive and fine cocoa.
Muscular tannins characterize the long, toasty espresso finish.

Growing Conditions

With steadily mild temperatures throughout the
growing season, the 2009 vintage progressed very smoothly and the clusters ripened


The berries were harvested mid-October and underwent our rigorous sorting
process before crush.


After fermentation was completed, the wine was transferred to 50%
new French oak barrels to age for 18 months prior to bottling.

Food Pairing

Rounded and bold, this bottling will show gorgeously alongside an equally
hearty offering, such as braised wild boar with truffled polenta and roasted seasonal
vegetables. For an unforgettably delicious cheese course, try this vintage with a dry,
salty cheese like a 5-year aged Gouda.