Nose

plum and boysenberry.

Growing Conditions

With a warm spring, the vines got off to an early start. The weather turned cool during bloom which impacted fruit set and resulted in fewer grapes per cluster. The size of the crop was further reduced as the dry soils, from a lack of late rains, led to smaller grapes. The weather was warm throughout the summer leading right into one of our earliest harvests ever.

Aging

18 months in (40% new) 47% French 33% American 20% Hungarian

Food Pairing

dark meat turkey, roasted pork and leaner red meats. The wine shines with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces and melted cheese.