Intoxicating aromas of caramel, coffee, and blackberry combine with hints of tea tree and eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine is mouth filling with powdery tannins. A veil of smoky char brings warmth to the wine. This wine is balanced and elegant with a powerful grace that will ensure its aging potential for many years.
These grapes were double sorted, first in the vineyard with the selective harvest on our Pellenc harvesters, then again at the winery on our sorting table. The fruit was not crushed on order to preserve as much whole-berry as possible. We fermented the wine in our oak upright tank with twice daily punch downs. After fermentation, the wine was racked to 4 new French oak and 3 older French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in those barrels for 18 months before being blended together.