Nose

raspberry and cherry with a hint of forest floor

Palate

darker fruits, mushrooms and baking spices.

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

9 Months in (28% new) French

Food Pairing

Leaner meats, poultry and sausage, truffles and mushrooms. Compliment with coriander, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, cinnamon or allspice.