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


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.


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


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