Composition: 50% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot; Oak: 100% French Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
Aromas of black currant rise from the glass followed by hints of green peppercorn and fresh wood shavings. On the palate, vivid flavors of fresh strawberry pie filling and cassis carry through to a lengthy finish full of youthful tannins.
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.