Rustic red fruits fill the nose along with Bing cherry, rhubarb, plum, Iris, cinnamon, and root beer.


Medium light
bodied with fleshy tannins lend way to some, earthier Barbera flavors of cassis, blackberry and porcini mushroom.
This Old-World style wine has a nice balance of fresh acidity which makes for a mouthwatering finish.

Growing Conditions

Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw
abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering
occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought
generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The
relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for
winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is
looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity.


The fruit was hand-sorted first in the field then again at the winery. Open-top bin fermentation and
punched down by hand two to three times per day. Pressed to Burgundian oak – 18% new. Aged 14 months. Just
47 cases produced.