ripe currant, blackberries, and vanilla
opens, and intensifies with time adding hints of anise and pepper.
Its full body relaxes to release blackberry, currant, pepper, anise,
and clove.

Growing Conditions

2008 started with intense rains that faded to a cold dry spring.
Circulating air until summer brought wonderful concentrated
tastes in berries beneath a limited canopy. A heat spell in early
September gave way to cooler temperatures. Our delayed harvest
allowed the skins of our fruit to thicken and intensify to make this
a strong vintage for us.


38 months in 50% new French oak barrels