Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah; Oak: 100% French Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
The nose displays effusive aromas of rich black cherry and toasted marshmallow, along with a hint of nutmeg from aging in new oak French barrels. Though bold and mouth-coating on the palate, this wine strikes a lovely balance between richness and the robust tannins that effortlessly support concentrated flavors of chocolate-covered cherries.
Other than being approximately a month earlier than usual, our 2015 harvest was smooth and successful, yielding exceptional quality grapes. To allow us ample opportunities for blending, we harvested 16 different grape varieties over the course of 12 weeks. During this period, Mother Nature provided heat to speed up ripening when we needed it, and equally well-timed cooler temperatures when the vines needed a respite. The extended harvest allowed us to pick all varieties at optimal ripeness. As a result, our white grapes show lovely aromatics and varietal character, and our reds show beautiful depth and concentration.