This wine impresses right away with its deep, dense, brooding fruit and dark, attractive color. This vintage we have a particularly complex melangé of both red and dark fruits, along with notes of baking spice and subtle toasty oak. The palate does not disappoint with dark fruit flavors of bing cherry and black raspberry leading to a rich, round texture and pleasant, long finish. This wine is a versatile pairing for a variety of dishes.
Fermentation takes place in traditional open top tanks with gentle punch downs as well as closed top tanks where careful pumping over helps create more fruit flavors and aromas. The wine is then aged in a combination of tank and barrel on light lees for up to 10 months with occasional stirring to bring out richness.