Composition: 67% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak, 95% French Oak, 5% American Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
Combining three of the great Bordeaux varieties, this wine is ripe and luscious, with head-turning aromas of wild strawberry and cherry, as well as more nuanced hints of fresh hay and sweet tobacco leaf. This lovely mix of savory and sweet continues on the silky palate, where perfectly integrated oak underscores flavors of red berries and dried herbs.
The 2014 growing season was our third exceptional vintage in a row, and one of our earliest harvests on record, with our final grapes arriving at the winery on October 14 - almost two weeks earlier than normal. Though the vintage presented drought conditions, perfectly timed spring rains were just what the vines needed to set an excellent crop. After an early budbreak, ideal summer weather allowed us to harvest all of our varieties at optimum ripeness, resulting in wines with alluring aromatics and beautiful fruit complexity.