Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass.
Pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage.
This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics.
20 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels (100% new: Allier and Tronçais).