Composition: 57% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Viognier; Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
On the nose, come-hither aromas of honeysuckle, sweet currant and vanilla mingle with a subtle smokiness that adds nuance and intrigue. The flavors are echoed on the palate, where they are supported by rich tannins and just the right amount of acidity to add freshness and focus to the long, peppery finish.
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.