Aromas of dark cherry confiture, cocoa nibs, Madagascar vanilla, Indian spice and sage fill the glass.
The palate has layer upon layer of lush extract and flavor, leading to a finish featuring pillowy, sweet tannins.
As Relic grows, we have the ability to frame unique characteristics into different bottlings of the same varietal. This cuvée is based on Clone 7 at Kenefick Ranch, in a block directly across the street from the illustrious Eisele Vineyard in Calistoga. The soils are of the same family: deep cobble of volcanic origin, giving the wine a concentration usually only found on hillsides, but the depth of rocky soil gives the wine the layered texture that only the best benchlands can achieve.