Nose

Aromas of cherry are framed by cedar and a hint of coffee bean.

Palate

Smooth, velvety texture delivers flavors of blackberry, raspberry and notes of toffee and mocha. The wine is silky on the midpalate with soft tannins and a delightful lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

Bale loam soil. This wine is grown on the north parcel where the loam is slightly heavier in clay. Cover crops compete for soil moisture, and the vines are cane pruned and hand-tended to yield two clusters per shoot.

Winemaking

Cold soak for 5 days; Post-fermentation maceration 7-14 days; Racked twice.

Aging

22 months in French Oak barrels, 70% new; Bossuet, Darnajou, Seguin Moreau.