Nose

Classic "Iron fist wrapped in the velvet glove". Full fruit, floral and graphite aromatics.

Palate

Powerful and dense currants and blackberry notes. Spice notes add an underlying complexity. Rich and very full bodied. Powerful and exotic with big structure and yet very polished with a very long berry-like finish.

Growing Conditions

This is the third wine made from these Petite Sirah vines. The dynamic results defy the notion that young vines won't make complete and complex wines. This vintage of 2012 produced wines of great intensity and balance.

Winemaking

The fruit was punched cap fermented.

Aging

Barrel aged for 36 months in selected French and American Oak barrels then blended prior to bottling.