Aromas of black cherry, floral raspberry and lifted black currant flow from the glass.
Layers of dense black cherry and toasted vanilla coat the rich, soft palate. Very fine tannins balance the fruit flavors as the wine finishes with fresh, red cherry and cedary oak.
The near-perfect 2012 vintage blessed us with a long, warm growing season without temperature extremes. The result was highquality fruit that made for soft, rich wines with well-developed flavors. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked and sorted by hand in the vineyard.
The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. The wine was primarily barrel-fermented to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. Each barrel was hand-selected for this wine.
16 months in 100% new French oak