Composition: 63% Zinfandel, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak
95% French Oak, 5% American Oak
60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
The aromas are rich and inviting, with notes of ripe brambleberry, holiday pudding and sweet spices. On the palate, ripe, lush layers of raspberry and blackberry are underscored by a lovely structure and supple tannins. The finish is long and impeccably balanced with hints of mocha and freshly cracked pepper.
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.