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.
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.