On the nose, there are pleasant complex aromas of earth and spice with notes of warm chocolate mocha. Hints of blueberry, black cherries, and berry cobbler immediately scream from the glass.
This wine has muscular tannins that grip at the beginning and linger to a beautiful silky long finish.
The early half of 2018 brought us moderate temperature allowing for a long growing season. We had a majority of our rainfall in February followed by a mild Spring. Then summer brought consistent temperatures with little heat spikes. This weather allowed for longer hang time and for the fruit to ripen at a slower rate. The 2018 harvest at our estate began in late August and resulted in exceptional quality.
Although graceful now, you can cellar for 10 to 15 years.
The 2018 Snake Oil has a beautiful deep and rich ruby color.