The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
Cave aging 18 months in French oak barrels
Stainless steel tank with daily pump overs, pressed at dryness. Secondary fermentation to finish in barrels and tanks.
Full Bodied, Rich, Smooth
Blueberry, Boysenberry, Chocolate, Coffee
Blackberry, cassis and black currant with hints of black tea leaves, Asian spice and graphite.
Full- bodied entry with layers of blueberry, spiced boysenberry and mocha all coupled to well-integrated, rich tannins that give way to a rich, round, smooth finish.