Dark, tart aromas of blackberry and cherry show on the nose of this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
The palate is vibrant with bold and fruity flavors, with a tangy finish. The 22 months in new french oak soften the bold tannins.
In 2020, our fruit matured beautifully on a 15 degree south facing slope at 1000 feet elevation. The vines enjoyed a cool winter with ample rain leading into a shy spring, with a later bud break. The conditions during flowering were average, and yields were smaller than average. The grapes endured a typically hot summer followed by a warm fall with our notably cool nights.
Harvest began in mid September and was completed by mid October.
Bottling dates were challenging due to COVID-19 restrictions, though it did not impact the quality or complexity of the wines.
Crushing operations went smoothly.
22 months in barrel.
50% New French Oak.