Nose

This wine bursts from the glass with aromas of blackberry and cassis intermixed with subtle notes of graphite and pencil shavings.

Palate

Well-structured yet approachable, this immense wine offers an astonishingly long, luxurious finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage was marked early in the growing season by rains that helped to recharge the suffering aquifers with much needed rain that helped to alleviate the drought. As the growing season began flowering presented itself with a small crop that was helped through the season by near perfect summer weather. These ideal conditions continued through harvest where we were able to pick at optimal concentration. The resulting wines from this vintage have intense concentration with a great natural balance that likens itself to the consistent growing season.

Winemaking

Pure clone 4. Vineyard: Beckstoffer To Kalon

Aging

Aged 20 months in 100% new Darnajou French oak barrels.