Fresh fruit aromas of black cherry, roasted strawberries, currants, fine-grained leather, strawberry rhubarb pie, red plum, fresh toast, and baking spices.
On the palate, the wine has dense tannin on entry, carrying into the mid-palate and then onto a fresh, bright and flavorful finish.
The fruit was cluster sorted before undergoing a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with a French yeast strain, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times each day. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, and was racked twice before bottling in June 2014. The wine aged in our cellar until its release in October 2016.
60% New French Oak
Dark black in color