Aromas of freshly picked black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries, with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices.
On the palate, it's a big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.
The 2015 growing season marked one of the driest vintages in the history of Paso Robles. However, these dry conditions brought the added benefit of smaller berries which allowed us to have even better concentration in the wine.
Vines were tended individually throughout the growing season, from pruning to thinning of clusters to removing leaves for optimal sun exposure and dropping clusters to ensure high-quality wine.