This wine encompasses the best of the vineyard with notes of blackberry, herb de Provence, mint, lilac, cherries, and plums.
The lushness and acidity provide staying power in the mouth with interest that never disappoints.
In 2019, 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 did not limit yields. The grapes endured a typically hot summer followed by a warm fall with our notably cool nights.
Harvest began in early September through early November
Bottling dates were challenging due to COVID-19 restrictions, though it did not impact the quality or complexity of the wines.
50% New French Oak
23 months in barrel