Aromas of milk chocolate, toast, vanilla, bright cherry, boysenberry and a hint of white
pepper are revealed on the nose of this medium to full bodied wine.
The flavors echo the bouquet, with
additional notes of spicy tobacco and cranberry. The wine boasts a silky, supple entry, velvety tannins and a
long finish accented by expansive flavors of milk chocolate, pie cherry, boysenberry, cocoa powder, cedar and
toast. With its well structured tannins it may be consumed now or cellared for 10 years or more.
The grapes were harvested the last days of September of 2002,
The wine was bottled in April of 2004.
Pumped over traditionally
and macerated on the skins for up to 31 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
French oak barrels for 16 months.