Aromas of blueberry, black currant, spicy black plum present on the nose, with a touch of oaky smokiness and subtle star anise.
The wine immediately reveals its expressive breadth, with bold, yet creamy, tannins layering well with flavors of espresso, black plum, cassis, and sweetly charred oak. The length of the finish is pronounced, with a lovely sweet smoke and light vanilla persisting long after the wine is gone.
All fruit is organically grown. The fruit for the Las Flores, Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a section of our vineyard called the Las Flores block, named by the Nevarez family, which has been farming the land with us since 1974. The mustard that grows in the Las Flores block every spring, blooms a more brilliant yellow in this field than anywhere else within our vineyard.
The grapes were harvested October 8, 2012.
20 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Ailler and Troncais).
Deeply burgundy in color, hinting at its depth of flavor.