Palate

Rich dark chocolate, cedar, earth and tobacco, bright cherry and red currant fruits, caramel toast.

Growing Conditions

A wet spring continued with rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and then set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average season. With a few high heat events occurring during August the growers managed to open vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters.

Aging

22 months in barrel 100% French oak - 50% new