At first demure, it slowly reveals its charms with layers of sweet chanterelle and porcini mushrooms, notes of forest floor, leather and black tea, and cool, red fruit flavors of cranberry, wild strawberry and rhubarb.
In 2007, a dry winter led to even growth and manageable canopies. The summer was cool, and lacked any major heat spells until just before Labor Day when we began the first of four “mini-harvests.” These mini-harvests allowed us to pick at ideal ripeness over a seven-week period. Although the crop was lighter than expected, the quality was excellent. While each mini-harvest offered fruit with its own personality, there is a lovely consistency to the dark, well-extracted and structured nature of the wines.