Nose

Blackcurrants, licorice and underbrush.

Palate

It's medium to full-bodied, supple-textured and ideal for drinking over the next decade.

Growing Conditions

The 2013 harvest was unbelievable in many ways, coming after an amazing 2012 vintage. The 2013 vintage was even more amazing. The near floods at the end of 2012 set us up nicely to weather the very dry season of 2013. Hardly a drop of rain fell for the entire season. The growth season started earlier, giving us plenty of time to ripen another solid crop. Harvest was a dream. This was the first vintage in a long time where the moderate fall temperatures meant winemakers were truly able to take their time (no rain nor heat spikes) to get in the way of bringing in nearly perfect grapes. Many are confidently saying that this vintage looks to be the vintage of the decade.

Bottling

June 2015

Aging

22 Months 84% New French Oak