The nose is met with lush aromas of creamy baked cherry, crushed cranberry, vanilla,
boysenberry, cola, milk chocolate and cinnamon bark.
This medium bodied wine has pronounced flavors of
berries, cherries, spice, currant and toast. A supple entry highlights velvety tannins and the long finish is
accented by sweet cream, milk chocolate-covered cherries, vanilla, hints of cedar and toasted oak. The wine
may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more.
The grapes were harvested the last two weeks of October 2003.
Bottling in April 2005.
The juice was pumped
over traditionally and macerated on the skins for up to 33 days before being transferred to barrel for malolactic
The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 16 months.