A cool wet summer originally gave us some concerns about the vintage but patience was rewarded with a hot dry harvest season that allowed grapes to ripen fully. Beautiful ripe clean fruit was harvested from a 15-acre vineyard block planted in 1990.
Grapes were pressed and allowed to ferment on the skins for 14 days. The wine was pressed and allowed to undergo 100% malolactic fermentation. Aging was done in newer French barriques for eighteen months, adding soft tannins on the finish.
A brilliant glowing hue introduces a complex wine with notes of cherry, violet, and fragrant eucalyptus. On the palate there’s a slight perception of spice woven into the rich fruit and silky tannins carry the finish. Pair with pork loin or lamb with roasted or grilled eggplant.
Brix At Harvest:21
Aging In Oak:9 months
Release Date:October 1, 2020
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