Aromas of deep, dark fruits, blackberry, boysenberry and sweet vanilla.
On the palate, the wine is rich and lush, with flavors of bright cherry and freshly baked pie, with just a hint of rose. Concentrated vanilla and cherry build on the finish.
The 2015 vintage was another ideal growing season with warm, dry conditions that resulted in excellent fruit quality.Sustainable farming practices were tailored to each block with the assistance of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked at night and sorted in the vineyard.
The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor before primary fermentation began in tank. The wine was gently basket-pressed, then racked to oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging.
15 months in American oak (15% new) and French oak
This wine is deep purple-black, with a magenta hue.