All grapes were hand harvested into small baskets for transport to the winery. The detemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 30 days with twice a day pump-overs that last approximately one hour per tank. Following malolactic fermenetation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels with racking every 6 months. Aged a further 30 months in bottle before release.
Brilliant ruby. Deeply pitched dark berry, cherry-vanilla, violet and licorice aromas are lifted by peppery spice and mineral notes. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering appealingly sweet blackberry and mocha flavors and a strong suggestion of candied flowers. Energetic, smooth and broad on the persistent, smoothly tannic finish. November 2015